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Audiologic referral criteria: Sample clinic guidelines

Steiger, James R.

The Hearing Journal. 58(5):38,39,42, May 2005.

The author offers two original flow charts to help clinicians follow a systematic process in determining when a medical referral is appropriate.

Speech-in-noise tests: How and why to include them in your basic test battery

Taylor, Brian

The Hearing Journal. 56(1):40,42-46, January 2003.

A practical guide to using speech-in-noise tests to identify patients with greater SNR loss. Obtaining this information helps clinicians counsel such patients effectively and make selection, fitting, and rehabilitation decisions that will maximize the benefit they get from hearing aids.

Pull out an “ACE” to help your patients become better communicators

Hickson, Louise

The Hearing Journal. 60(1):10-16, January 2007.

All about Active Communication Education, a group rehabilitation program that has been shown to help older hearing-impaired adults, whether or not they use hearing aids.

Twenty years later: A NEW Count-The-Dots method

Killion, Mead C.; Mueller, H. Gustav

The Hearing Journal. 63(1):10,12-14,16-17, January 2010.

In 1990, The Hearing Journal published a quick and easy way for clinicians to calculate from a patient's audiogram what percentage of speech sounds the person could hear. The “Count-The-Dots” Method caught on quickly, and is used all over the U.S. and beyond. This month, the creators of the original “Count-The-Dots” Method are back with an updated version reflecting what has been learned in the past 20 years about the contribution of speech cues at 6000 Hz and above to understanding.

Auditory processing disorders: It's not just kids who have them

Bellis, Teri James

The Hearing Journal. 56(5):10-19, May 2003.

A review of auditory processing disorders in adults: how to diagnose them, why they matter, and strategies for managing them. Teri James Bellis

The auditory steady-state response: A primer

Stach, Brad A.

The Hearing Journal. 55(9):10,14,17,18, September 2002.

The ABR has long been the gold standard for predicting thresholds in infants and other hard-to-test patients. However, recent findings suggest that another auditory evoked poten-tial, the ASSR, has certain advantages over the ABR. Page Ten explains why.

“The Kiss of Deaf”: A case study

Reiter, Levi A.

The Hearing Journal. 61(8):32,34,36,37, August 2008.

You may have heard about this unusual case on national TV or read about it in your local paper. But here is the full story, with the audiologic details, of a mother whose ear was seriously damaged by a loving kiss from her 4-year-old daughter.