12 episodes

A show about how we communicate and how that communication changes our lives.

ASHA Voices American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

    • Medicine

A show about how we communicate and how that communication changes our lives.

    What If Permanent Hearing Loss Could Be Reversed?

    What If Permanent Hearing Loss Could Be Reversed?

    Today’s guests help us rethink what’s possible in hearing treatment.
    We talk with Jeff Holt and Tina Stankovic, scientists on the forefront of hearing research. Jeff discusses an unexpected ...

    Preview: ASHA Voices in 2020

    Preview: ASHA Voices in 2020

    Join us for a preview of what you'll hear on ASHA Voices in the new year!

    How Will January’s Home Health Changes Affect Services?

    How Will January’s Home Health Changes Affect Services?

    The new Medicare reimbursement model taking effect in home health might seem complicated and confusing. But in this week’s episode, we have experts break it down for you. Find out what you need to know about the Patient Driven Grouping Model, or PDGM, as we parse the changes and debunk the myths.

    The Changing Work World: Along With New Tech, A Growing Need for Soft Skills

    The Changing Work World: Along With New Tech, A Growing Need for Soft Skills

    Can how you treat your clients and colleagues make you stand out in a crowd? As increasing automation affects how people work, we discuss the importance of soft skills with emotional intelligence expert Kari Knutson.
    Also, technology is making it easier to connect with clients and students from afar. We talk telepractice with Tracy Sippl. Her experience as a telepractice consultant to schools guides our conversation about this tech-based technique.
    And on the audiology horizon, research audiologist Liz Convery suggests the emergence of self-fitting hearing devices may be an opportunity, rather than a threat.

    Shifting the Focus to What’s Possible for People with Dementia

    Shifting the Focus to What’s Possible for People with Dementia

    Dementia. The word alone can evoke anxiety, given the emotional toll it can take on families. But two speech-language pathologists share what’s possible when families and clinicians work together. Hear what can happen when we flip the model from what’s wrong to what can go better.
    Also, we’re joined by fluency expert Joe Donaher to talk about voluntary stuttering, a treatment tool that he says can relieve some of the anxiety that can come with a fluency issue.

    Talking About Hearing Loss … and a Solution to the Cocktail Party Problem?

    Talking About Hearing Loss … and a Solution to the Cocktail Party Problem?

    You know that hearing problem you can have when you’re trying to pick up just one voice in a crowd…
    This week on the podcast, we talk to a neural engineer. His research into how we hear and communicate may lead to a fix for the cocktail party problem by allowing people to highlight a specific voice in a crowd.
    Also, we hear about a new tool from the Ida Institute called My Hearing Explained. We talk about how this new tool goes beyond the audiogram to show real-world effects of hearing loss.

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