Coordinator's Column Welcome to SIG 6's Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics. The theme of this issue is innovative treatments of hearing loss. Our first article is a review that covers recent developments in the emerging use of gene therapy as a treatment for hereditary hearing loss in ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   May 01, 2013
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Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column   |   May 01, 2013
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SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, May 2013, Vol. 17, 3. doi:10.1044/hhd17.1.3
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, May 2013, Vol. 17, 3. doi:10.1044/hhd17.1.3
Welcome to SIG 6's Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics. The theme of this issue is innovative treatments of hearing loss. Our first article is a review that covers recent developments in the emerging use of gene therapy as a treatment for hereditary hearing loss in humans. A second article offers an overview of the use of bone-anchored devices for hearing loss, including unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Following this, authors present a case for consideration of the use of auditory training strategies in the audiological management of individuals who have concerns about hearing in difficult listening situations throughout the adult lifespan. Finally, the fourth article concludes with initial evidence of improved localization abilities in children through the use of open-fit behind the ear hearing aids. The contributing authors are Devin McDougald, Lisa Cunningham, and Wade Chien at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders; George Cire at Cochlear Americas; Samira Anderson at the University of Maryland; Nina Kraus at Northwestern University; and Patti Johnstone, Kelly Yeager, Nicole Johnson, and Marnie Pomeroy at the University of Tennessee. We are very grateful to the authors for their time and effort in helping to bring this issue into existence. We also thank our Editor, Sumitrajit Dhar; Associate Editor, Ashley Harkrider; our Editorial Review Board (Linda Baumgartner and Marc Brennan); our Continuing Education (CE) Content Manager, Susan Gordon-Hickey; and the CE Committee (Nicole Marrone and Wafaa Kaf). We always appreciate the assistance of Kerry Chmielenski, ASHA ex officio for SIG 6, and Tori Koulakjian, ASHA editorial assistant, in preparing the Perspectives issues. CEUs are one of the main benefits of SIG affiliation, and it would be impossible without the concerted efforts of these individuals.
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