International Journal of Audiology (Int J Audiol)

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

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 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

  • No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · International Journal of Audiology

  • No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · International Journal of Audiology
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To investigate the effect of controlled low-speed wind-noise on the auditory situation awareness performance afforded by military hearing protection/enhancement devices (HPED) and tactical communication and protective systems (TCAPS). Design: Recognition/identification and pass-through communications tasks were separately conducted under three wind conditions (0, 5, and 10 mph). Subjects wore two in-ear-type TCAPS, one earmuff-type TCAPS, a Combat Arms Earplug in its ‘open’ or pass-through setting, and an EB-15LE™ electronic earplug. Devices with electronic gain systems were tested under two gain settings: ‘unity’ and ‘max’. Testing without any device (open ear) was conducted as a control. Study sample: Ten subjects were recruited from the student population at Virginia Tech. Audiometric requirements were 25 dBHL or better at 500, 1000, 2000, 4000, and 8000 Hz in both ears. Results: Performance on the interaction of communication task-by-device was significantly different only in 0 mph wind speed. The between-device performance differences varied with azimuthal speaker locations. Conclusions: It is evident from this study that stable (non-gusting) wind speeds up to 10 mph did not significantly degrade recognition/identification task performance and pass-through communication performance of the group of HPEDs and TCAPS tested. However, the various devices performed differently as the test sound signal speaker location was varied and it appears that physical as well as electronic features may have contributed to this directional result.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · International Journal of Audiology
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To determine the clinical utility of narrow-band chirp-evoked 40-Hz sinusoidal auditory steady state responses (s-ASSR) in the assessment of low-frequency hearing in noisy participants. Design Tone bursts and narrow-band chirps were used to respectively evoke auditory brainstem responses (tb-ABR) and 40-Hz s-ASSR thresholds with the Kalman-weighted filtering technique and were compared to behavioral thresholds at 500, 2000, and 4000 Hz. A repeated measure ANOVA and post-hoc t-tests, and simple regression analyses were performed for each of the three stimulus frequencies. Study sample Thirty young adults aged 18–25 with normal hearing participated in this study. Results When 4000 equivalent response averages were used, the range of mean s-ASSR thresholds from 500, 2000, and 4000 Hz were 17–22 dB lower (better) than when 2000 averages were used. The range of mean tb-ABR thresholds were lower by 11–15 dB for 2000 and 4000 Hz when twice as many equivalent response averages were used, while mean tb-ABR thresholds for 500 Hz were indistinguishable regardless of additional response averaging. Conclusion Narrow-band chirp-evoked 40-Hz s-ASSR requires a ∼15 dB smaller correction factor than tb-ABR for estimating low-frequency auditory threshold in noisy participants when adequate response averaging is used.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · International Journal of Audiology
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: To introduce the Italian adaptation of the STARR test based on a roving-level adaptive method to mimic challenging real-life listening conditions for use in people with auditory prostheses. Design: Normative data were collected and interlist-variability, as well as learning effects, were investigated using a within-subject design with repeated measures. Study sample: A group of 32 normal-hearing (NH) adults participated in the study. Results: The average speech reception threshold (SRT) for NH subjects was −8.4 dB SNR. The variability of mean SRTs across test lists was relatively small (≤1 dB for all test lists). The statistically significant differences between lists were eliminated after applying correction factors. On the basis of variability for the corrected SRTs within each subject, a difference of 2.8 dB in SRT was meaningful for outcome comparisons using one test list per condition and 2 dB using two lists per condition. Statistical analysis did not show any significant learning effects. Conclusions: Findings in NH listeners suggested that the Italian STARR test could be a promising supplement to existing speech assessment tools. Further studies in populations with hearing impairment could contribute to cross-language studies.
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To examine the daily noise exposure of baristas working in cafés, and to measure their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding hearing conservation and perceptions of noise in their work environment. Design: Fifteen baristas from six cafés in Portland completed the Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors questionnaire, a sound disturbance survey, and a structured interview to document perceptions of noise in the work environment. To measure daily noise exposure, a subset of eight participants wore a personal dosimeter for three different work shifts. Study sample: A total of 11 females and four males, aged between 19 and 36 years old (mean: 26.3, SD: 4.6) recruited from independently owned cafés in the Portland metro area. Results: Dosimetry measurements revealed Leq measurements between 71 and 83 dBA, with noise doses ranging from 4% to 74%, indicating that baristas are not exposed to sound levels above the regulatory criterion. Questionnaire results indicated that baristas have low awareness about the hazards of noise, are not opposed to hearing conservation, and rarely use hearing protection when engaged in noisy activities. Conclusions: Baristas here lacked the pertinent education and motivation to commit to invaluable hearing conservation practices.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · International Journal of Audiology
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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
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · International Journal of Audiology
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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
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential improvement in word recognition in quiet and in noise obtained with use of a Bluetooth-compatible wireless hearing assistance technology (HAT) relative to the acoustic mobile telephone condition (e.g. the mobile telephone receiver held to the microphone of the sound processor). Design: A two-way repeated measures design was used to evaluate differences in telephone word recognition obtained in quiet and in competing noise in the acoustic mobile telephone condition compared to performance obtained with use of the CI sound processor and a telephone HAT. Study sample: Sixteen adult users of Nucleus cochlear implants and the Nucleus 6 sound processor were included in this study. Results: Word recognition over the mobile telephone in quiet and in noise was significantly better with use of the wireless HAT compared to performance in the acoustic mobile telephone condition. Word recognition over the mobile telephone was better in quiet when compared to performance in noise. Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that use of a wireless HAT improves word recognition over the mobile telephone in quiet and in noise relative to performance in the acoustic mobile telephone condition for a group of adult cochlear implant recipients. © 2015 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · International Journal of Audiology
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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.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · International Journal of Audiology
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Most school-aged children experience exposure to hazardous sound levels via high-risk noise activities (e.g. loud music/concerts, firearms). Little information exists regarding factors influencing pediatric engagement in these activities and use of hearing protection devices. This study explores effects of age, gender, and attitudes toward noise on participation in acoustic risk-taking behaviors and hearing conservation practices in children and adolescents. Design: Cross-sectional. Study sample: Children and adolescents (10-19 years) with normal hearing. Results: Most children and adolescents (86.5%) participate in at least one potentially high-risk noise behavior. The most frequently cited activities include sporting events, concerts, and playing a musical instrument. Use of hearing protection devices varies by activity, with consistent wear while using firearms but inconsistent application during all other activities. Gender, but not age, influences acoustic risk-taking behaviors: Boys engage in significantly more high-risk noise activities than girls. Participants expressed a neutral attitude toward noise that persisted across age and gender, but a trend shifting toward a pro-noise attitude emerges in later adolescence. Conclusions: The proliferation of acoustic risk-taking behaviors and lack of hearing conservation practices in children and adolescents requires attention at an early age to prevent future noise-induced hearing loss and subsequent quality of life effects.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · International Journal of Audiology
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To systematically review the relevant peer-review literature investigating the outcome of simulated learning environment (SLE) training in audiology education. Design: A systematic review research design. Study sample: Fifteen databases were searched with four studies meeting the inclusion criteria. Results: Three of the four studies revealed positive findings for the use of an SLE (that is, the SLE group showed a higher post-training score compared to the traditional training group or a significantly higher post-training score than the non-training groups). One study revealed negative findings where the traditional training group showed a significantly higher post-training score than the SLE group. In addition, both the studies comparing post- and pre-training scores reported significantly higher post-training scores than the pre-training scores of the participants that underwent SLE training. Conclusions: Overall, this review supports the notions that SLE training is an effective learning tool and can be used for basic clinical training. This conclusion should be treated with caution, considering the limited numbers of studies published in this area and future research should be conducted to cope with the gaps highlighted in this review.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · International Journal of Audiology