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The Speech Intelligibility Index: What is it and what's it good for?

Hornsby, Benjamin W.Y.

The Hearing Journal. 57(10):10-17, October 2004.

If you're not quite sure what's the difference between the AI and the SII and how you use each of them, let this month's Page Ten explain the two measures and discuss their value in a daily clinical practice.

MarkeTrak VIII: Consumer satisfaction with hearing aids is slowly increasing

Kochkin, Sergei

The Hearing Journal. 63(1):19-20,22,24,26,28,30-32, January 2010.

Based on more than 3000 responses from hearing aid wearers to the eighth MarkeTrak survey, Better Hearing Institute Executive Director Dr. Sergei Kochkin determined that 74% of hearing instrument users in 2008 were satisfied with their fittings. That was significantly higher than the 68% satisfaction rate found by MarkeTrak VII in 2004 and the best ever recorded.

MarkeTrak VII: Obstacles to adult non-user adoption of hearing aids

Kochkin, Sergei

The Hearing Journal. 60(4):24-51, April 2007.

Despite great advances in hearing aid technology, the latest MarkeTrak study finds that significantly increasing the utilization of amplification requires other advances as well. These include raising awareness by consumers of their hearing loss and its impact on their lives and spreading the realization that existing solutions are effective and offer good value.

How TELEGRAMs can help patients “Reach out and touch someone”

Thibodeau, Linda M.

The Hearing Journal. 61(3):10-17, March 2008.

The author discusses a tool that assesses how hearing-impaired patients are coping with eight important communication challenges.

A standardized AR battery for dispensers is proposed

Schow, Ronald L.

The Hearing Journal. 54(8):10-20, August 2001.

Using the World Health Organization model as a starting point, this month's Page Ten offers practical guidelines for audiologic rehabilitation (AR). CORE, CARE, and other acronyms are provided to help practitioners remember important rehab concepts.

Auditory processing disorder: An overview for the clinician

Chermak, Gail D.

The Hearing Journal. 54(7):10-25, July 2001.

Every hearing healthcare provider encounters some patients who, along with their hearing loss, have an auditory processing disorder as well. APD, which comprises a complex group of disorders, is likely to greatly increase the difficulty of enabling a patient to comprehend speech, especially in noise. This month's Page Ten offers a comprehensive review of the latest findings about APD, including its causes and symptoms and how to diagnose and treat it.

We offer our patients a wealth of hearing aid options to choose from

Vliet, Dennis Van

The Hearing Journal. 62(12):48, December 2009.

While the latest technology is very exciting, the writer reminds hearing care providers that there are many good alternatives available, including various custom products and traditional BTEs with old-fashioned earmolds.