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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

A new method for wireless connectivity in hearing aids

Galster, Jason A.

The Hearing Journal. 63(10):36,38-39, October 2010.

An explanation of Iris, a new wireless hearing aid technology that offers long-distance audio streaming and binaural signal processing without need for an intermediate device.