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(PP102) Listening Therapy: What Patients Have to Say About Their clEAR Auditory Brain Training Experience

Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD – Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

The clEAR Auditory Brain Training program has patients across the United States and in seven English-speaking countries. clEAR provides patients with auditory brain training via engaging web-based computer games.  Patients receive customized lesson plans on a regular schedule (either every 3 days or weekly) and play web-based computer games according to their plan. Either their audiologist or an in-house clEAR audiologist provides ongoing coaching and support. This poster will present patient feedback and trends in lesson plan selection.

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(PP103) Improving Outcomes for Long-Term Hearing Aid Users Through Group AR: A Case Study of Four Participants

Chelsey Mason – Student, The Ohio State University

Jodi Baxter, AuD – Clinical Assistant Professor & Audiologist, The Ohio State University

Marie Roup, PhD – Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

Long-term hearing aid users are often overlooked as a population of patients who may benefit from additional audiologic rehabilitation opportunities. The implementation of an audiologic rehabilitation program that addresses the daily difficulties faced by these patients and their significant others can result in a variety of subjective and objective outcomes. This case study examines some of the contributing factors and outcomes for four patients who attended the Ohio State Summer Intensive Audiologic Revitalization Conference (SIARC).  

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(PP104) Parent Perceptions of Audiology Consultations using the Childhood Hearing Loss Question Prompt List

Holle L. Aungst, AuD, PASC – Coordinator, Pediatric Audiology, Cleveland Clinic

Karen Munoz, EdD – Department Head, Utah State University

An instrument called the Childhood Hearing Loss Question Prompt List (QPL) for Parents was recently developed for pediatric audiologists (English et al., 2017).  This study investigates the influence of using of this instrument in clinical settings. Two groups of parents were asked to complete or not complete the QPL.  All parents completed a survey on perceptions on the family-centeredness of the appointment and the QPL.  Results from this study will be presented.

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(PP105) Speech Intelligibility Gain in Reverberation in Bimodal Cochlear Implant Users: A Pilot Study

Yunfang Zheng, Sc.D., MD – Associate Professor, Central Michigan University

Jianwei Guan, MA – Student, Central Michigan University

Kirsten Kramer, AuD – Audiologist, Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

Janet Koehnke, PhD – Professor & Chair, Montclair State University

Madliyn Guith, AuD student – Student, Central Michigan University

This pilot study investigated how reverberation and noise location affect Speech Intelligibility Gain. Adults with bimodal cochlear implant (CI), bilateral CIs, and normal hearing listened to monosyllabic words (0º azimuth) in noise (0º, ±90º azimuth) in reverberant environments. Threshold signal-to-noise-ratio for 50% speech intelligibility increased with increasing reverberation, and decreased with speech and noise spatially separated for three groups, poorer for CI groups. Bimodal group had limited (in AN & RT0.2) and smaller intelligibility gain compared to other two groups<./p>

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(PP201) Interprofessional Professionalism Tool Kit Fosters Collaboration for Positive Health Outcomes

Loretta Nunez, AuD – Director, Academic Affairs and Research Education, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

This poster will feature the Interprofessional Professionalism (IPP) Tool Kit (IPC, 2018) and its application in interprofessional education and practice (IPECP). The IPP ToolKit includes the Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment (IPA), case scenarios (written narrative, video, role play), instructional guidance for faculty and practitioner use in education and practice, and references. Teaching strategies will be highlighted.

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(PP202) Case-Based Learning in an AuD Research Methods Course

Rebecca Henning, Ph.D. – Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Case-based learning (CBL) requires students to be actively engaged in a case-based, problem-solving process, which can increase engagement and motivation.  CBL was used in a Research Methods course for AuD students to explicitly link clinical scenarios and the critical appraisal of research.  Throughout the course, students critically evaluated articles related to two clinical scenarios.  The results of formative and summative assessments, as well as more- and less-successful aspects of the CBL for this course, will be presented.  

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(PP203) Development of a Training Program for Senior Living Staff

Trent Westrick, AuD – Assistant Professor, Pacific University

Leah Sherwood

Kinsley Hodgson

Alyse Gulack

Tram Anh Nguyen

Students participating in a capstone project designed a training program for staff members working in assisted living/senior living facilities, with a focus on the implications of hearing loss, effective communication strategies, and basic hearing aid maintenance and troubleshooting. The training was presented at a local assisted-living facility. Pre- and post-training measurements of staff comfort levels associated with the topics covered in the training were obtained. Participating students were also surveyed regarding their experience developing and implementing this training program.

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(PP204) Applying a Learning Community to Advanced Amplification Graduate Curriculum

Aurora J. Weaver, PhD – Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Larry A. Wise, Au.D., – Assistant Clinical Professor, Auburn University

Kathleen Lea, Au.D. – Assistant Clinical Professor, Audiology, Auburn University

Danielle Hoffman

A learning community implemented a reflective-practice approach to graduate level coursework in amplification with focus on critical evaluation of research articles. Graduate students enrolled in Advanced Amplification submitted anonymous pre- and post- competence levels and learning gains on nine topic areas in the course. Responses across three semesters, indicated statistically significant improvement across the nine topic areas covered. Further review of quantitative and qualitative outcomes evaluated the efficacy of the learning community and the reflective-practice approach. 

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(PP207) Survey of Residential Doctor of Audiology Students and Graduates 2018

Danielle M. Roth – Student Doctor of Audiology, Nova Southeastern University Department of Audiology

Patricia Gaffney, AuD – Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University Department of Audiology

The ever changing profession and curriculum of Au.D. programs, there is a need for more information regarding current and future employment opportunities as well as externship expectations.   The first purpose of this study is to obtain valuable information for current and prospective Au.D. students about realistic expectations regarding salary, externship payments, student loans, and the levels of preparedness from current Au.D. programs.  In addition, this survey provides demographic information about Au.D. students and graduates.  

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(PP209) Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Fourth-Year Externship on Job Readiness and Confidence

Aubrey Ewing, Student – Student, University of Texas at Dallas

Jackie L. Clark, Clinical Professor – Clinical Professor, University of Texas at Dallas

Carol Cokely, PhD – Clinical Professor, Director of Clinical Education, University of Texas at Dallas

This study assesses the change in skill and confidence level of recently graduated audiologists through a self-assessment survey that looks at the participants’ perceived skill level before externship, upon graduation, and 1, 2, and 3 years after graduating.

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(PP1601) Can Performance on a Monosyllabic Word List Predict Speech-in-Noise Capabilities?

Ellyn Kuehne – Doctoral Student, University of Northern Colorado

Gus Mueller, PhD – Professor, Vanderbilt University

Kathryn Bright, PhD – Professor, University of Northern Colorado

Jennifer Weber, AuD – Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences

Most audiologists use monosyllabic word lists to predict word recognition abilities and hearing aid candidacy. By omitting assessment of speech-in-noise performance, hearing ability in noisy situations is ignored when fitting hearing aids and conducting counseling. The purpose of this study was to determine if scores for the modified NU-6 lists recommended by Hurley and Sells (2003) were related to QuickSIN or BKB-SIN test results. Results revealed the highest correlation for NU-6 25-word list with SNR-loss calculations for the BKB-SIN assessment.

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(PP1602) A Joint Effort: Audiology and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kelly Jones, B.A. – Student, Nova Southeastern University

Erica Miele, Au.D., CCC-A – Audiologist, Kaiser Permanente

Katharine Fitzharris, AuD, PhD – Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systematic disease characterized by joint inflammation, and it has a prevalence of 1% within the general population. This inflammatory process has the potential to directly invade the auditory system resulting in a variety of different hearing losses. This poster will present audiological and treatment data on two patients with RA. The cases along with supporting research will create the opportunity to increase awareness, discuss diagnostic protocols, and ways to counsel patients for success. 

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(PP1604) Development of a Psychometrically Equivalent Disyllabic Word List in Singaporean Mandarin

Gary Lee, AuD – Head of Audiology, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Steven Lock Hey Lee, Head of Audiology – Head of Audiology, The Hearing Clinic

The unavailability of locally developed Singapore Mandarin materials has resulted in no consistent approach towards speech audiometry across clinics in Singapore. This aim of this study is to develop and evaluate a set of psychometrically-equivalent disyllabic word List in Singaporean Mandarin for clinical use. The wordlist constitute an important first step towards the development of a reliable and clinically efficient battery of  speech audiometry tests for clinical use in Singapore.

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(PP1605) Refining the Audiologic Test Battery: Speech-in-Noise Testing Better Predicts Self-Perceived Patient Handicap

Steven Gianakas, B.A. – Au.D./ Ph.D. Student, U. Washington/Stanford U./U. Minnesota

In the standard audiologic diagnostic test battery, specific measures of patient hearing handicap are not routinely obtained, nor is the ability to understand speech in noise (SIN). These are noteworthy omissions as the ability to understand speech in noise is the most prevalent deficit in individuals with hearing loss. In this study, we explore whether SIN testing (QuickSIN) is a better predictor of self-perceived patient performance (SSQ12) in comparison to audiometry thresholds and speech intelligibility in quiet.

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(PP1606) Listening Characteristics of University Students: Results from the University of Cincinnati Auditory Processing Inventory

Sarah Delaney, BS – Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati

Robert W. Keith

We developed normative male and female data on the University of Cincinnati Auditory Processing Inventory (UCAPI), a 34-item questionnaire that documents listening abilities and problems in adolescents and adults.    This study reports normative findings and explores differences in male and female responses in the normative database.  Implications for interpreting subject responses to the UCAPI are discussed.

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(PP301) Audiological Evaluation of the Novel Bone-Conduction Hearing Device ADHEAR in Patients with Conductive Hearing Loss

Piotr H. Skarżyński, Ass. Prof. M.D, PhD, M.Sc – Head of the Telaudiology Department , World Hearing Center, Kajetany/Medical Uniwersity of Warsaw/Institute of Sensory Organs

Anna Ratuszniak, MSc – Hearing Scientist, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing

Katarzyna Cywka, Master – Audiologist, World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing

Anna Sztabnicka, ma – Audiologist, World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing

Henryk Skarzynski

Report of clinical audiological assessment of ADHEAR (non-implantable bone conduction device for conductive hearing loss).

Material: 5 adults with conductive hearing loss. Test battery included: sound field audiometry with warble tones, speech in quiet word recognition score monosyllable test in sound field, speech in noise SRT50 with Polish Matrix Test in sound field.

Preliminary results show comparable performance of ADHEAR and a softband bone conduction hearing device.

ADHEAR is good alternative to other bone conduction hearing devices.  

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(PP302) Use of Remote Hearing Aid Technology to Reduce Caregiver Stress in Patients with Mild Memory Loss

Lindsey Jorgensen, AuD PhD – Associate Professor, University of South Dakota

Taylor Van Gerpen, B.S. – Student, University of South Dakota

Gus Mueller, PhD – Professor, Vanderbilt University

Matthias Froehlich, Director – Global Audiology Strategy, Sivantos GmbH

The fitting of hearing aids, especially for new hearing aid users, typically involves post-fitting visits for programming changes and additional counseling. Patients with cognitive impairments have additional challenges, which often also impacts their caregivers. This study sought to determine if hearing aid assisted telecare, including remote programming, would decrease caregiver stress. Results revealed that in most cases, telecare can effectively replace post-fitting visits, and can assist in reducing the burden and stress of the caregiver.

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(PP303) Electroacoustic Evaluation of Hearing Assistive Devices/Systems with Three Roger Transmission Methods

Tz-Ching Kao, BS – Doctor of Audiology Student, University of Texas at Dallas

Linda Thibodeau, PhD – Professor, University of Texas at Dallas

Hearing assistive devices/systems (HADS) are intended to facilitate hearing by providing amplification of an acoustic signal and/or improving the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for the listener. The purpose of this study was to compare and verify the electroacoustic characteristics of HADS with three different Roger transmission arrangements per ANSI/ASA S3.47 standards as well as the transparency of HADS based on 2011 AAA guidelines. Results indicated the critical need of electroacoustic evaluation for HADS.

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(PP304) Mobile Applications in Tele-Audiology: Possibilities of Application and Their Effectiveness

Justyna J. Kutyba, Teleaudiology Department – Audiologist, World Hearing Center

Piotr H. Skarżyński, Ass. Prof. M.D, PhD, M.Sc – Head of the Telaudiology Department , World Hearing Center, Kajetany/Medical Uniwersity of Warsaw/Institute of Sensory Organs

Tomasz Mazur

Due to the growing interest in new technologies, mobile application developers have created a number of tools that may be potentially useful in clinical practice as well. More and more applications are being introduced in the field of audiology. The aim of the research is to present the possibilities and efficiency of selected mobile phone applications that can be used in audiology. Current data suggests their effectiveness in different hearing-related domains.

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(PP305) Validation of Audioscan’s Probe Tube Guide

Paula Folkeard, AuD – Research Audiologist, National Centre for Audiology

John Pumford, AuD – Director of Audiology and Education, Audioscan

Jonathan Pietrobon, MESc – DSP Developer, Audioscan

Susan Scollie, PhD – Associate Professor, National Centre for Audiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University

Recently, Audioscan developed a Probe Tube Guide for use with the Verifit 2 hearing instrument fitting system.  This guidance tool aims to help clinicians place the probe tube to the appropriate insertion depth in the ear canal to facilitate accurate real ear measurements (REM).  In this project, we assess and compare the accuracy and test-retest reliability of REMs obtained using probe tube insertion depths recommended by the tool versus the traditional visually assisted approach with an experienced audiologist.

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