In a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are developing an algorithm capable of inferring a culture’s communicative needs—the imperative to talk about certain colors—using previously collected data from 130 diverse languages.
Plural Publishing announced the release of the third edition of “Clinical Audiology: An Introduction,” described as “a comprehensive enhancement of all the introductory material available in previous editions of this stimulating textbook.”
It is still too early in the pandemic to make definitive statements about the full impact of the COVID-19 virus on the auditory/vestibular and central auditory systems. Author Bob DiSogra, AuD, advises that hearing care professionals should revise their Case History forms and consider adding tests for auditory processing disorders and a cognitive screening in order to make the appropriate referral(s) for patients. Counseling will continue to be a major part of the patient’s experience with hearing care clinicians.
A single loud blast or explosion that lasts for less than 1 second can cause permanent hearing loss right away. This noise, called impulse noise or impact noise, can come from sources such as fireworks or gunfire.
With this year’s return of cicadas, many will view the mostly harmless insects as an annoyance. However, the bugs’ high-pitched buzzing sound — which can be loud enough to drown out a jet plane flying overhead — could potentially worsen tinnitus.
While provider participation in managed care remains optional, managed care is now an integral part of US healthcare. Hearing care as a supplemental benefit will continue to grow in private and public health plans. Author Carrie Meyer, AuD, says it is critical that audiologists and hearing aid specialists understand the dynamics of managed care and become well informed to make the best decisions for their practices and their patients in this rapidly changing healthcare environment. Part 1 of this 3-part series is a primer on health insurance and managed care.
The ultra-fast signal processing found in Widex MOMENT PureSound hearing aids is designed to overcome long-standing barriers to great sound quality, and speech understanding and EEG data also suggest that users benefit from eliminating delay-based distortion.
The American School for the Deaf (ASD) announced the unveiling of its latest innovation, the Online Academy. According to the announcement, the Online Academy will be “the first accessible online education platform serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from all over the world.”