International Journal of Audiology Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: British Society of Audiology; International Society of Audiology; Nordisk audiologisk selskab, Informa Healthcare

Journal description

International Journal of Audiology was created by the merger of Audiology, British Journal of Audiology and Scandinavian Audiology and is an international journal dealing with the needs of the developed and developing world. Published twelve times a year, each issue of the Journal features original clinical and review articles, time-saving abstracts that outline the relevance of a study to your practice, a book review of the latest literature, a preliminary report on a groundbreaking new study and news and conference information directly from the British Society of Audiology, the International Society of Audiology and the Nordic Audiological Society.

Current impact factor: 1.84

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.844
2013 Impact Factor 1.427
2012 Impact Factor 1.632
2011 Impact Factor 1.396
2010 Impact Factor 1.266
2009 Impact Factor 1.335
2008 Impact Factor 1.201
2007 Impact Factor 1.133
2006 Impact Factor 0.858
2005 Impact Factor 0.896
2004 Impact Factor 0.72
2003 Impact Factor 0.635

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.01
Cited half-life 6.40
Immediacy index 0.46
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.59
Website International Journal of Audiology website
Other titles International journal of audiology
ISSN 1499-2027
OCLC 48909035
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Informa Healthcare

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 12 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • On author's personal website or institution website
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Non-commercial
    • Must link to publisher version
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • NIH funded authors may post articles to PubMed Central for release 12 months after publication
    • Wellcome Trust authors may deposit in Europe PMC after 6 months
  • Classification

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Previous research has shown that dichotic listening training has improved auditory and language processing for individuals with large interaural asymmetries on dichotic listening tasks. This training can be a useful treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Design: A single subject, multiple baseline across subjects study was utilized. Study sample: Three children with ASD, between the ages of 8–12, participated in the study. Results: This training demonstrated improvement in language and auditory processing tasks following completion of up to twelve weeks of auditory training. Conclusion: This study supports the idea that deficit specific, dichotic auditory training can remediate auditory and language deficits for children with ASD. More research is needed, with a group design and controls, in order to generalize these results to the larger ASD population. © 2015 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society
    International Journal of Audiology 10/2015; DOI:10.3109/14992027.2015.1070308
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To investigate the etiology of deafness in cochlear implanted children and to address the question whether there is a need for more thorough diagnostics, especially concerning genetics. Design: Systematic review. Four databases were searched for studies (year 2000–2014) on cochlear implanted children (n > 100). Studies were excluded if etiology had influenced their inclusion criteria. Eligibility and methodological quality were assessed independently by three authors. The studies’ description of diagnostic evaluation was categorized in three groups. Study sample: Sixteen studies were included (5069 children). Results: The most common etiological categories were ‘Unknown’ 40.3% (95% CI 32.8 to 48.0), ‘Non-syndromic’ 22.4% (95% CI 17.1 to 28.2), and ‘Postnatal’ 11.3% (95% CI 7.2 to 16.2). Studies published after 2006 had a lower proportion of ‘Unknown’ etiology 35.3% (95% CI 28.0 to 42.8) than older 45.5% (95% CI 31.0 to 60.4). Important information was missing from several studies: 11 (69%) studies did not provide detailed description on diagnostic evaluation of the etiology of deafness and had a higher proportion of ‘Unknown’ etiology. Conclusions: In order to ensure a higher level of comparability in future studies, we recommend agreement upon an international standard of diagnostics and the introduction of an international standard for reporting etiology. © 2015 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society
    International Journal of Audiology 10/2015; DOI:10.3109/14992027.2015.1091094

  • International Journal of Audiology 10/2015; In press.
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: The aims of the present study were to determine the effects of language background on the performance of the pitch pattern sequence test (PPST) and duration pattern sequence test (DPST). As temporal order sequencing may be affected by age and working memory, these factors were also studied. Design: Performance of tonal and non-tonal language speakers on PPST and DPST were compared. Study sample: Twenty-eight native Mandarin (tonal language) speakers and twenty-nine native Malay (non-tonal language) speakers between seven to nine years old participated in this study. Results: The results revealed that relative to native Malay speakers, native Mandarin speakers demonstrated better scores on the PPST in both humming and verbal labeling responses. However, a similar language effect was not apparent in the DPST. An age effect was only significant in the PPST (verbal labeling). Finally, no significant effect of working memory was found on the PPST and the DPST. Conclusion: These findings suggest that the PPST is affected by tonal language background, and highlight the importance of developing different normative values for tonal and non-tonal language speakers.
    International Journal of Audiology 09/2015; DOI:10.3109/14992027.2015.1077399

  • International Journal of Audiology 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/14992027.2015.1055840
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: This study aimed to investigate the measurability and threshold level of electrically evoked compound action potentials (ECAPs) in order to provide a baseline for the development of diagnostic references to support aftercare procedures. Design: In this retrospective study, cochlear implant patients were grouped according to the electrode array type and preoperative diagnostic findings from radiological imaging. ECAP measurements were performed intraoperatively on 22 electrodes for each patient resulting in two comparisons: (1) normal vs. pathological findings based on imaging with same electrode array, (2) perimodiolar electrode vs. straight electrode array within the normal group. Study sample: The study sample consisted of 218 ears with a Nucleus(®) implant. Results: In the group with normal radiological imaging, the percentage of measurable ECAPs was higher than in the pathological group. The ECAP thresholds on 21 electrodes were significantly different between the two groups. Furthermore the thresholds were significantly lower for basal electrodes mainly for the two different electrode types. Conclusion: The pathological changes in the inner ear, the type of electrode array, and the electrode position affect the ECAP threshold. Further consideration suggests that a receiver operating characteristic curve can be derived from the results.
    International Journal of Audiology 04/2015; 54(4):257-64. DOI:10.3109/14992027.2014.969410
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    ABSTRACT: To use the self-determination theory of motivation to investigate whether different forms of motivation were associated with adults' decisions whether or not to adopt hearing aids. A quantitative approach was used in this cohort study. Participants completed the treatment self-regulation questionnaire (TSRQ), which measured autonomous and controlled motivation for hearing aid adoption. Sociodemographic data and audiometric information were also obtained. Participants were 253 adults who had sought information about their hearing but had not consulted with a hearing professional. Participants were categorized as hearing aid adopters if they had been fitted with hearing aids 4-6 months after completing the TSRQ, and as non-adopters if they had not. Multivariate logistic regression was used to examine associations between autonomous and controlled motivation, sociodemographic and audiometric variables, and hearing aid adoption (n = 160). Three factors were significantly associated with increased hearing aid adoption when the influence of other variables was accounted for: autonomous motivation, perceived hearing difficulty, and poorer hearing. Controlled motivation was not found to influence hearing aid adoption. These empirical findings that link autonomous motivation to decisions of hearing help-seekers have implications for the ways practitioners may evaluate motivation and could inform discussions with clients about hearing aid adoption.
    International Journal of Audiology 03/2015; 54(7):1-9. DOI:10.3109/14992027.2015.1007213
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    ABSTRACT: To assess the performance of the universal newborn hearing screen in England. Retrospective analysis of population screening records. A total of 4 645 823 children born 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2013. 97.5% of the eligible population complete screening by 4/5 weeks of age and 98.9% complete screening by three months of age. The refer rate for the 12/13 birth cohort is 2.6%. The percentage of screen positive (i.e. referred) babies commencing follow up by four weeks of age and six months of age is 82.5% and 95.8% respectively. The yield of bilateral PCHL from the screen is around 1/1000. For bilateral PCHL in the 12/13 birth cohort the median age is nine days at screen completion, 30 days at entry into follow up, 49 days at confirmation, 50 days at referral to early intervention, and 82 days at hearing-aid fitting. The performance of the newborn hearing screening programme has improved continuously. The yield of bilateral PCHL from the screen is about 1/1000 as expected. The age of identification and management is well within the first six months of life, although there remains scope for further improvement with respect to timely entry into follow up.
    International Journal of Audiology 03/2015; 54(6):1-6. DOI:10.3109/14992027.2014.989548

  • International Journal of Audiology 03/2015; 54(4):1-2. DOI:10.3109/14992027.2015.1015690

  • International Journal of Audiology 03/2015; 54(9):1-2. DOI:10.3109/14992027.2015.1009644
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: The aim was to investigate whether cognitive and/or audiological measures predict aided speech recognition, both with and without frequency compression (FC). Design: Participants wore hearing aids, with and without FC for a total of 12 weeks (six weeks in each signal processing condition, ABA design). Performance on a sentence-in-noise recognition test was assessed at the end of each six-week period. Audiological (severity of high frequency hearing loss, presence of dead regions) and cognitive (reading span and trail making test scores) measures were obtained and assessed as predictors of sentence-in-noise recognition with and without FC enabled. Study sample: Twelve experienced hearing-aid users (aged 65-84 years old) with moderate-to-severe high-frequency hearing loss took part in the study. Results: The results suggest that both auditory and cognitive factors can be predictive of sentence-in-noise recognition with conventional amplification. However, only auditory factors were significantly correlated with the degree of benefit obtained from FC. Conclusions: The strongest predictor of aided speech recognition, both with and without FC, was high frequency hearing loss. Cognitive performance was also a predictor of benefit from conventional amplification, but not of additional benefit from the use of FC.
    International Journal of Audiology 03/2015; 54(7):1-9. DOI:10.3109/14992027.2014.996825