Audiologist Attends Convention in Arizona

April 12, 2017 at 8:43 AM

howe-bionewer.jpgYankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Audiologist, Jason R. Howe, MS, FAAA, CCC-A, recently attended the American Auditory Society Scientific and Technical Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.  This meeting is designed for audiologists, neurologists, neurotologists, otolaryngologists, oto-neurologists, scientists, and students in these respected areas interested in hearing, hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus, and hearing aids.

Topics included:  Improving auditory perception in cochlear implant users by maximizing hearing aid benefit in the non-implanted ear; Improvement in auditory recall, speech understanding, and listening effort in hearing aid users regardless of the degree of impairment; Rechargeable hearing aids—balancing convenience and chaos with cost and clumsiness; Neural correlates of phonetic categorization in adult cochlear implant users; Application of electrocochleography beyond the diagnosis of Meniere’s disease; Central auditory abnormalities in individuals exposed to jet fuel and high noise levels; Limitations of direct streaming between cell phones and hearing aids; Injury incident rate—why is it higher in adults with hearing loss?; Adaptations in vestibular testing to evaluate the pediatric dizzy patient; Benefits and risks of home exercises for patients with positional vertigo; Speech recognition and comprehension in children with unilateral hearing loss; Menopause and postmenopausal hormone therapy and risk of hearing loss; Tinnitus management recommendations based on results of four controlled studies; Hidden hearing loss—reduction in synapses between the inner haircells and auditory nerve despite normal outer haircell function; and, High frequency hearing loss in children with learning disorders.

Howe offers audiology evaluations and services for pediatric through adult patients.  Appointments may be scheduled at Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. by calling (605) 664-2742 or Vermillion Medical Clinic by calling (605) 624-8643.