Special Interest Group 6, Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics SIG 6 currently has 282 affiliates. Glad you asked. As a matter of fact, there is: Given the recent discovery of ongoing auditory neural dysfunction (for example, neuropathy and synaptopathy) following recovery from temporary threshold shift, there is increased interest in “hidden hearing loss”—functional auditory complaints among listeners ... SIG Spotlight
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Special Interest Group 6, Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics
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SIG Spotlight   |   June 01, 2015
Special Interest Group 6, Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics
The ASHA Leader, June 2015, Vol. 20, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.20062015.np
The ASHA Leader, June 2015, Vol. 20, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.20062015.np
How many affiliates does your SIG have?
SIG 6 currently has 282 affiliates.
Is there an important new issue surrounding your SIG’s subject matter right now? Highlight a timely event or trend.
Glad you asked. As a matter of fact, there is: Given the recent discovery of ongoing auditory neural dysfunction (for example, neuropathy and synaptopathy) following recovery from temporary threshold shift, there is increased interest in “hidden hearing loss”—functional auditory complaints among listeners presenting with normal pure-tone hearing thresholds. So much so, SIG 6 devoted its April 2015 Perspectives to this topic.
What upcoming events related to or sponsored by your SIG should everyone know about? Chats, conferences or convention events?
SIG 6 is very excited about the programming for audiologists at the 2015 ASHA Convention in Denver, especially our SIG-sponsored sessions. Jeff Corwin will present a short course, “Hair Cell Regeneration: Recent Progress and Future Opportunities,” a session that has been given “trailblazer” status at this year’s convention. Curtis Billings will present a one-hour session, “Potential Clinical Use of Cortical Evoked Potentials.”
While at convention, plan to join your SIG 6 colleagues for our SIGnificant Lunch on Friday, Nov. 13. This networking opportunity—hosted by audiology SIGs 6, 7, 8 and 9—will feature a brief update from each of the SIGs. Not a SIG 6 affiliate? Come for lunch and let us tell you why you should be!
Be sure to check the SIG 6 Community for convention activity updates and news about our fall webinar.
Which of your recent Perspectives articles is a must-read for CSD professionals, and why?
We are proud of all of our recent Perspectives. However, the SIG 6 Coordinating Committee highly recommends the November 2014 Perspectives devoted to hearing and healthy aging. Chris Spankovich discussed the role of nutrition in healthy hearing. David Friedland, Christina Runge and Michael Widlansky examined auditory function and cardiovascular health. Two papers examined hearing and cognition: successful aging of auditory and cognitive skills by Margaret Pichora-Fuller and electrophysiological markers of aging in the auditory system, by Ann Clock Eddins.
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