Inside Audiology no11

   

In focus

 

On emotion in audiology

Evidence suggests that conversations about the emotional impact of hearing loss will lead to more open and honest communication with patients and greater patient satisfaction.

In the latest article in a series on Family Centered-Care published in the Hearing Review, Gurjit Singh et al. explore the impact of engaging in emotion-based conversations with patients and their families.

 

Evidence matters

Studies and findings

The Phonak Audiology Research Center (PARC) in the USA, recently conducted three studies focusing on improving TV listening for hearing aid users.

The findings are just beginning to address the expansive and relatively unexplored territory of television and media listening of the hearing impaired.

There is now also a course on AudiologyOnline on this topic for which CEUs can be earned.

 

 
 

This Field Study explains how the benchmark measures we conducted have proven the power of Biometric Calibration to improve hearing performance.

 

In a qualitative study, patient outcomes with Lyric were compared to normative data for daily wear hearing aid users.

Results showed that Lyric wearers are significantly more satisfied over a range of psychosocial measures, e.g., performance and self-confidence, compared to daily wear devices.

 

 

Expert view

Finding out more about the family

Joseph Montano, a member of the Phonak Family-Centered Care Expert Circle and Professor of Audiology, explains why hearing care professionals should spend less time talking about the audiogram and find out more about the person, who their family is and how they communicate.

 

 

Absolutely audiology

 

It takes two, baby 

Children with unilateral hearing loss occupy a “grey area” between normal hearing and what is typically thought of as hearing-impaired children. 

A review of research shows the unique difficulties these children face in their daily lives.

 

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