the audiology has achieved a great advance, where currently speech pathologists act in
private clinics and in public services, in addition to schools, colleges and universities.
To observe the development of the area of Audiology in Brazil, we note that there is a
growing number of new audiology procedures. In 1980 the practice of audiology was limited in
hospitals, offices and private clinics, and in 1988 due to a new constitution that devoted
attention to ... Read More
This study evaluates whether a 2 hour group session, "The Living Well with Hearing Loss
Workshop," can successfully teach hard of hearing people how to best use hearing aids and a
variety of personal skills to compensate for the limitations of their impaired ears.
This study compares the effectiveness of hearing aid appointments provided in a group format
to those provided in an individual format. We are asking if hearing aid training with group
appointments is as good as or better than with individual appointments.
This study investigates the use of a new healing cap which, through altered design and
choice of material, has been improved when it comes to minimizing the risk of it falling off
as well as increasing patient comfort.
This study involves research. Some chemotherapeutic drugs that can permanently reduce
hearing are termed "ototoxic". One such drug is the chemotherapy called cisplatin.
Currently, if a patient is receiving cisplatin, hearing is tested in the Audiology Clinic
using lengthy protocols and may be retested only when it is requested by their oncologist
and when the Veteran can arrange an appointment. Researchers think that hearing testing
prior to every treatment ... Read More
Busy Primary Care providers (PCPs) have complex practices with many competing demands,
making it difficult to improve their HL identification rates. Little research has been
conducted to identify effective approaches to address the poor PCP knowledge and provide
tools for them to better identify/refer patients with HL for appropriate intervention.
Current data suggests there is a critical need to redesign how PCPs deliver hearing health
care (HHC) by ... Read More
The purpose of this study is to determine whether additional therapy with i-ACT system is
effective in the training of functional skills in persons with central neurological diseases
(e.g. multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury, etc.).
The overall goal of the project is to evaluate innovative, cost-effective, community-based
automated hearing screening and education methods to motivate individuals with
mild-to-moderate hearing loss to enter the hearing healthcare system.
Hearing impairment is one of the most common disabilities in veterans. The decreased ability
to communicate is troubling in itself, but the strong association of hearing loss with
functional decline and depression adds further to the burden on the hearing-impaired.
Although hearing amplification improves quality of life, hearing evaluations are offered
infrequently to older patients. Only 25 percent of patients with aidable hearing loss
receive treatment. Up ... Read More
The purpose of the current study is to determine if pre-exposure through video modeling will
enhance testing compliance in a population of children who are receiving a diagnostic
evaluation for Autism.
The purpose of this multi-site randomized clinical study is to test a model treatment
program in a VA Audiology clinic, to evaluate its efficacy, ease of implementation, and
acceptability to audiologists.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a multimodal rehabilitation program
effectively reduces functional disability in adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain,
compared to care as usual.
The purpose of this multi-site randomized clinical study was to assess treatment outcomes
for three forms of tinnitus treatment: Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), Tinnitus Masking,
and Tinnitus Education (TED). There were four study sites: VAMC Audiology Clinics at Bay
Pines, FL; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; and San Diego, CA. Thirty-six subjects (Veterans) were
enrolled into treatment at each site - 12 into each treatment group. Each subject received
18 ... Read More
This multi-site study evaluated the implementation of Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM),
which combines both Audiology and Psychology approaches to Tinnitus Management. Those
Veterans who require intervention for tinnitus have different levels of need, and this
progressive approach gives them the appropriate level of intervention.
There is a strong connection between hearing loss and cognitive impairment, particularly
dementia, in old age. Worldwide, dementia affects approximately 5% of persons over the age
of 65 years. Hearing loss is even more prevalent in old age, affecting an estimated one
third of persons over the age of 65 years. Thus, there is likely a large degree of overlap
between the impairments. Indeed, this overlap may influence older adults' everyday
functioning, ... Read More
Source: Mednax Center for Research, Education and Quality
The purpose of this study is to determine the true incidence of long QT (LQT) amongst a
large cohort of subjects diagnosed with unilateral (right/left) or bilateral sensorineural
The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of preserving low-frequency
acoustic hearing in adults with a moderate degree of hearing loss in the low frequencies and
severe-to-profound hearing loss in the mid-to-high frequencies who are implanted with the
HiRes™ 90K Advantage implant with HiFocus™ Mid-Scala electrode.
The purpose of this clinical study is to validate the comparability of prescription formula
fitting of hearing aids based on full diagnostic audiometry and SelfFit interactive fitting
of hearing aids based on hearing loss screening (mild to moderate hearing losses) using
in-situ audiometry, provided and executed through the mobile medical app.
Source: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been studied in the Pediatric Branch for at least 20 years,
during which time a number of different treatment protocols have been used. Approximately
110 patients have apparently been cured of their lymphoma. The present protocol has no
therapeutic component, but is designed to document the late effects that may have been
encountered by our patients, either as a consequence of the disease or its treatment. In
essence, patients who ... Read More