Articles by Robert W. Sweetow

Special issue presents rationales and data regarding new approaches to tinnitus

Sweetow, Robert W.

Hearing Journal. 63(11):9-10, November 2010.

Tinnitus is one of the most common and most distressing complaints encountered by hearing healthcare providers. While there is no universal cure, progress is being made. In this special issue, advocates for a wide variety of new approaches to tinnitus present their evidence.

Instead of a hearing aid evaluation, let's assess functional communication ability

Sweetow, Robert W.

Hearing Journal. 60(9):26-31, September 2007.

The author proposes that the basic battery of measures now used to evaluate a hearing aid fitting be replaced with an assessment of how effectively a patient's treatment enhances his or her ability to communicate.

Training the adult brain to listen

Sweetow, Robert W.

Hearing Journal. 58(6):10-16, June 2005.

Although successful hearing aid fittings can help patients hear better again, amplification does not automatically improve their listening ability, which may have been impacted by their impaired hearing over many years. The author makes the case for providing auditory training so that patients can make the most of their new hearing aids.

The case for LACE: Listening and auditory communication enhancement training

Sweetow, Robert W.; Henderson-Sabes, Jennifer

Hearing Journal. 57(3):32-35,38,40, March 2004.

Report on an individualized new therapy intended to incorporate listening skills enhancement with communication strategies.

An analysis of entry‐level, disposable, instant‐fit, and implantable hearing aids

Sweetow, Robert W.

Hearing Journal. 54(2):28,30,34,36-37,40,42-43, February 2001.

With the arrival of several new hearing aid categories, the author contends that the whole nature of dispensing may be on the verge of evolution.