Audiologist Jason R. Howe, M.S., FAAA, CCC-A of Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. recently attended the American Auditory Society Scientific and Technical Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. 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: Efficacy of remotely fine-tuning hearing aids via smartphone apps; Hearing aids and heartbeats: monitoring blood pressure through a multi-function hearing aids; Modifiable correlates of hearing loss and specific aspects of cognition; Evidence of conditioning in preventing synaptopathy; Cortical correlates of hearing aid processing in older hearing-impaired listeners; Screening for newborn autism spectrum disorder using auditory brainstem responses; Auditory, metabolic, and neuropsychological aspects of blast-induced tinnitus in humans; Modulation transfer function of the human efferent system; The offset auditory brainstem response in the bottlenose dolphin; DNA repair is an endogenous cochlear defense; A new look at modeling auditory cortical processing; Results from the multichannel vestibular implant study; Use of electrocochleography to determine electrode location in the cochlear; and the correlation of hearing loss and depressive symptoms in older adults.
Howe offers audiology evaluations and services for pediatric through adult patients. Appointments may be scheduled at Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Ear, Nose & Throat by calling (605) 665-0062, Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C., Norfolk Ear, Nose & Throat by calling (402) 844-8110, or the Vermillion Medical Clinic by calling (605) 624-8643.