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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.

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.

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

Excellent customer service: Don't try to practice without it!

Hall, Renee

The Hearing Journal. 55(7):34-36, July 2002.

In the hearing care field, customer service is more important than ever. Some guidance for practitioners on optimizing their service.

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.

A few secrets about bone-conduction testing

Margolis, Robert H.

The Hearing Journal. 63(2):10,12,14,16-17, February 2010.

Bone-conduction testing is such a routine part of an audiologic evaluation, clinicians may tend to treat it too casually. This month's Page Ten author reminds readers to stop and think why they are doing this test and what the results can tell them.

Hearing loss and anxiety in adults

Carmen, Richard; Uram, Shelley

The Hearing Journal. 55(4):48,50,52-54, April 2002.

Many patients seen by hearing healthcare providers suffer from some form of anxiety—anxiety that may be aggravated by hearing loss or the prospect of treatment for that loss.