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Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS)

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I’ve been corresponding with an individual who has asked me to raise awareness of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS) in the hearing healthcare community. For those of you unfamiliar with SCDS, it is a “clinical...

Harvey Abrams Director of Audiology Research

Research translation

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It has been very interesting to read the Telehealth discussion and it has made me think about the challenge of research translating into clinical practice.  It is not easy to make change in clinical settings despite what the research  is telling us....

Louise Hickson Professor & Head of School

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Thank you for sharing this, Louise!  Change never comes easily in a group situation.  One of the biggest roadblocks we have seen is trying to get all of our staff on board!  It requires a different mindset and there are some who are resistant this....

Jodi Conter MS

UK-Switzerland- Netherlands- Denmark (2017) Specialist courses for management of tinnitus and hyperacusis in children and adults

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Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Therapy Masterclass: Specialist course for management of tinnitus and hyperacusis in children and adults  Website: http://www.tinnitustherapy.org.uk/   This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career as an...

Hashir Aazh

Telehealth online discussion

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Welcome to the online discussion for telehealth.  Experts working in the telehealth space have the opportunity to share their own experiences, outline technology options and discuss their own challenges and strategies they have implemented to...
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Welcome to the online discussion for telehealth.  Experts working in the telehealth space have the opportunity to share their own experiences, outline technology options and discuss their own challenges and strategies they have implemented to...
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New film about Deaf family broadcasting tonight

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For those of you in the UK, there's a film on BBC Four tonight that sounds very interesting. Life and Deaf follows a Deaf family, their challenges living in a hearing world, their culture, and decisions such as whether or not to look into CIs. Most...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

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Here's a different take on a family dealing with hearing loss. Over at Women's Day, a mom talks about overcoming the stigma she felt about her hearing loss and her hearing aids for the sake of her children. The essayist relates how she avoided...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

Sharing: a great blog post about valuing your hearing

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just wanted to share an interesting blog article with you... http://hearinghealthmatters.org/betterhearingconsumer/2016/am-i-a-hearing-wannabe/

Sharmi Albrechtsen Associate Director

The Tinnitus Challenge

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Tinnitus is a difficult symptom for both patients and clinicians to manage. In our latest feature, we're discussing what can be done to help patients cope with their symptoms. Have you met any patients who cope particularly well with their...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

Aural Rehab in Private Practice

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Aural Rehab is an interesting topic.  What exactly IS aural rehab?   Is it auditory training?  Yes.   Is it counseling?  Yes.   Is it hearing aids?  Yes.   Is it assistive listening devices?  Yes.   In short, AR is everything we do to help our...

Dusty Jessen Founder

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Hi Dusty, Thank you for sharing your article! I think it's an interesting perspective to think of your clients having already chosen to see an audiologist over buying a hearing aid online, as opposed to audiologists competing with these...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

When Kids Reject Hearing Aids

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Over at Hearing Health and Technology Matters, Jane Madel shared a story about a young client of hers who, after wearing hearing aids for most of his life, decided that he no longer needed...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

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Hi Jane and all, this topic is so important!  There are many ways to look at it but I see the wisdom in this observation taken from the opening of a new book, The Patient Will See You Now: "Every patient is an expert in their own chosen field,...

Kris English Professor/Audiologist

The Parent-Professional Relationship

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This article in Hearing First outlines what they see as the important elements of a successful parent-professional relationship when treating a child with a hearing...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

Anthropology and Ethnography

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This month's feature looks at anthropology and ethnography, which Ida uses as an illustrative tool through our ethnographic films, as well as an aid in designing our tools. Anthropology and ethnography tie into audiology as an aspect of...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

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A British study currently going around is asking people with hearing loss how they use the telephone. The options presented are themselves worth reading for insight, particularly modern technological solutions such as FaceTime and Skype. It could...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

Professional Development

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Professional development is the topic of our latest feature. Regardless of what field you work in, everyone has to continue to develop and evolve in his or her role. In audiology, this can mean learning to use new technology, adapting a counseling...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

To use or not use Phonak soundrecover in pediatric fittings?

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Hi!  I'm a little bit confused about whether or not I should use the soundrecover feature in pediatric fittings. When I listen to the hearing aid, it does sound very muffled, even if the fitting is for a patient with a mild HL... I'm wondering if...

Kristin Andersson Audiologist

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My understanding was that Phonak recommended soundrecover be disabled for peds. It may have a different default setting on or off if you are in junior mode in the software. I have a few patients that are young and are wearing it enabled but most are...

Amy Wheeler Audiologist

Revised Active Communication Education (ACE) Program now available to download

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Hi Ida Community, Just thought I'd share that The University of Queensland has now made a revised version of the Active Communication Education (ACE) Program available to download for free on the Communication Disability Centre (CDC)...

Nerina Scarinci Academic

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Thank you so much for this update! I will be using the ACE in class this semester. Excellent work! Kris

Kris English Professor/Audiologist

Tele-health in Audiology

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Ida is no stranger to tele-health — we do offer all of our clinical resources and educational materials online, after all — be we've put a greater focus on it over the last year and a half. Our May feature focuses on how tele-health is being used...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

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Our team at UQ and Flinder's University are working towards a number of tele-health research projects. The tele-health applications we hope to include in our service delivery range from very basis email and phone consultations (which are easy to...

Nerina Scarinci Academic

Cultural Sensitivity and Ida Tools

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At AAA we heard from several people that the Ida tools might not be received well depending on a patient's cultural background. For example, for some patients the tools don't fit well with their expectation of a doctor-patient relationship, where...

Anne Mette Jeppesen Project Manager

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My opinion is this says more about the cultural norms of the clinician than the patient. The way that the tools are implemented is key and this rests solely in the hands of the clinician. I'm afraid I'm going to be controversial and say that I think...

Fiona Barker Clinical scientist

GROUP AR and Kids

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Check out this wonderful video by Jane Madell about her great experiences with group AR and kids. Inspired?? Ida has a wonderful library of materials for Group AR in tween and teens here.

Sharmi Albrechtsen Associate Director

Ida Tools in VA Clinics

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The VA announced in March that they would be recommending Ida tools in all of their clinics. You can read more about it in our March feature here. We'd love to hear first hand how audiologists working in VA clinics are adapting to these...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

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The Hearing Review posted about the recommendation and Paula Myers' work. You can read about it here: http://www.hearingreview.com/2015/04/va-audiologists-use-ida-tools-help-veterans/

Ena Nielsen Project Manager

Sam and Janet Trychin in HLAA

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Sam and Janet Trychin were on the cover of the January/February issue of Hearing Loss Magazine. In their story, Sam shares his experience with starting the Living with Hearing Loss Program and the importance of involving communication partners. He...

Amanda Farah Cox Web editor

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Yes Amanda! I took parts of Sam's program (with his permission) as well as other clinical information to develop a counseling-based rehabilitation program entitled The Hidden Impact of Hearing Loss. As a licensed independent social worker (LISW)...

Cathy Kooser Hidden Impact of Hearing Loss Director

Pediatric Audiologist in Bangalore India

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I have a patient who will be in Bagalore for the next few months. Can anyone recommend a pediatric audiologist that could see her if there is a problem while they are there? She is 4 1/2 months old. Thank you!

Eileen Rall audiologist

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HI, following is the details for pediatric audiologist. Ms.Madhuri Gore, M.Sc.[Speech & Hearing] Principal Ms.Rashmi Bhat, M.Sc.[Speech & Hearing] Vice-Principal, HOD, Dept.of Audiology Dr. S.R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech &...
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Prioritising research in mild to moderate hearing loss

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A National survey has been launched in the UK to prioritise unanswered questions about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment (management and self-management) of mild-moderate hearing loss for...

Helen Henshaw Dr

Communication Partners

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Have you ever experienced difficulty incorporating a frequent communication partner in an appointment? How did you address this difficulty? What worked and what didn’t work? What might you have done differently?

Michelle Arnold Research Audiologist

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A couple weeks ago, I saw a patient for a cochlear implant follow up fitting. She was almost ninety years old and lived in an assisted living facility. She was accompanied to the appointment by her son, her frequent communication partner. When I...

Sara Korman Student Clinician

Experiences with hearing loss caused by the COCH-gene (DFNA9)

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Has anyone experiences with hearing loss caused by the COCH-gene (DFNA9) and the fitting of hearing aids? I have a client who is suffering from this genetic hearing loss and wants to renew her old hearing aid wich gives unsufficient speech...

Tine De Boodt Ms

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Hi Tine! I found an article in the Archives of Neurology about a man with the COCH gene mutation who continued to suffer from professive sensorineural hearing loss and dysequilibrium. I have attached it here. This may provide some more context...

Timothy Cooke

Using Analogies in dealing with Clients

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Using analogies could be very helpful in transferring information for better understanding of patients. would like to know how audiologists use analogies in their day to day interaction.. and what difference it makes in patient understanding and...

Pundir Munish Senior Audiologist

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I use one particular analogy fairly often with patients. Patients often tell me that they are concerned that they will become dependent on hearing aids and won't be able to hear without them. I tell them the story of how I knew I needed glasses. ...

Deborah Blaylock Clinical Audiologist

Share My World moments

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I thought we could start a list of interesting things we learned through use of the tool with our patients. To start I have a funny moment: I asked my patient - 7yo caucasian male with short blonde hair, blue eyes to select a figure to be him...

Eileen Rall audiologist

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Our Centre, The Carel du Toit Centre in the he Western Cape, South Africa just had our 3rd tri-annual Ndiyeva ("I can hear") conference last week. Out focus is children with hearing loss and providing family support, interventions and schooling to...

Surida Booysen Audiologist

Children and Psycho-Social Effects

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Hello all, My name is Cara Iuliano. I am a speech language pathologist who works with children with Hearing Loss. I wanted to share an experience I has last week. I work in a preschool for children with hearing loss. At the preschool age, it...

Cara Iuliano Speech Language Pathologist

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Hi Cara, So glad to hear that you found a way to have these young ladies open up about how they "feel." So often we get so focused on the other stuff: academics, technology... that we don't pay attention to the person sitting in front of us. ...

Eileen Rall audiologist

Importance of Communication Partners

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The effect of one’s hearing loss goes much further than that one individual. It touches many aspects of their life, but especially those in it, also known as their communication partners. I find CPs to be crucial factors in the success of many...
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Dylan Farmer

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When I visit my grandfather it always bothers me when I have to scream at the top of my lungs to even greet him when I walk through the door because of his hearing loss. He has hearing aids he just never wears them because he just doesn’t feel like...

Lauren Armstrong student