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Association between subjective tinnitus and cognitive performance: protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Clarke, N. A., Akeroyd, M. A., Henshaw, H., & Hoare, D. J. (2018). Association between subjective tinnitus and cognitive performance: protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 8(8), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023700. ISSN 2044-6055

Introduction Subjective tinnitus is very common and has a number of comorbid associations including depression, sleep disturbance and concentration difficulties. Concentration difficulties may be observable in people with tinnitus through poorer... Read More

Only behavioral but not self-report measures of speech perception correlate with cognitive abilities (2016)
Journal Article
Heinrich, A., Henshaw, H., & Ferguson, M. A. (2016). Only behavioral but not self-report measures of speech perception correlate with cognitive abilities. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00576. ISSN 1664-1078

Good speech perception and communication skills in everyday life are crucial for participation and well-being, and are therefore an overarching aim of auditory rehabilitation. Both behavioral and self-report measures can be used to assess these skill... Read More

Applying theories of health behaviour and change to hearing health research: time for a new approach (2016)
Journal Article
Coulson, N. S., Ferguson, M. A., Henshaw, H., & Heffernan, E. (in press). Applying theories of health behaviour and change to hearing health research: time for a new approach. International Journal of Audiology, 55(sup3), doi:10.3109/14992027.2016.1161851

Objective: In recent years, there has been an increase in the application of behavioural models, such as social cognition models, to the promotion of hearing health. Despite this, there exists a well-developed body of literature that suggests such m... Read More

How does auditory training work? Joined up thinking and listening (2015)
Journal Article
Ferguson, M. A., & Henshaw, H. (in press). How does auditory training work? Joined up thinking and listening. Seminars in Hearing, 36(4), doi:10.1055/s-0035-1568985. ISSN 0734-0451

Auditory training aims to compensate for degradation in the auditory signal and is offered as an intervention to help alleviate the most common complaint in people with hearing loss, understanding speech in a background noise. Yet there remain many u... Read More

Computer and internet interventions to optimize listening and learning for people with hearing loss: accessibility, use, and adherence (2015)
Journal Article
Ferguson, M. A., & Henshaw, H. (2015). Computer and internet interventions to optimize listening and learning for people with hearing loss: accessibility, use, and adherence. American Journal of Audiology, 24, doi:10.1044/2015_AJA-14-0090. ISSN 1059-0889

Purpose: The aim of this research forum article was to examine accessibility, use, and adherence to computerized and online interventions for people with hearing loss. Method: Four intervention studies of people with hearing loss were examined: 2 aud... Read More

Auditory training can improve working memory, attention, and communication in adverse conditions for adults with hearing loss (2015)
Journal Article
Ferguson, M. A., & Henshaw, H. (2015). Auditory training can improve working memory, attention, and communication in adverse conditions for adults with hearing loss. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00556. ISSN 1664-1078

Auditory training (AT) helps compensate for degradation in the auditory signal. A series of three high-quality training studies are discussed, which include, (i) a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of phoneme discrimination in quiet that trained adul... Read More

Benefits of phoneme discrimination training in a randomized controlled trial of 50- to 74-year-olds with mild hearing loss (2014)
Journal Article
Ferguson, M. A., Henshaw, H., Clark, D., & Moore, D. R. (2014). Benefits of phoneme discrimination training in a randomized controlled trial of 50- to 74-year-olds with mild hearing loss. Ear and Hearing, 35(4), doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000020. ISSN 0196-0202

Objectives: The aims of this study were to (i) evaluate the efficacy of phoneme discrimination training for hearing and cognitive abilities of adults aged 50 to 74 years with mild sensorineural hearing loss who were not users of hearing aids, and to... Read More

Assessing the benefits of auditory training to real-world listening: identifying appropriate and sensitive outcomes (2014)
Book
Henshaw, H., & Ferguson, M. A. (2014). Assessing the benefits of auditory training to real-world listening: identifying appropriate and sensitive outcomes. In T. Dau, & S. Santurette (Eds.), Auditory plasticity - listening with the brainDanavox Jubilee Foundation

Auditory training is an intervention that aims to improve auditory performance and help alleviate the difficulties associated with hearing loss. To be an effective intervention, any task-specific learning needs to transfer to functional benefits in r... Read More

Efficacy of individual computer-based auditory training for people with hearing loss: a systematic review of the evidence (2013)
Journal Article
Henshaw, H., & Ferguson, M. (2013). Efficacy of individual computer-based auditory training for people with hearing loss: a systematic review of the evidence. PLoS ONE, 8(5), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062836. ISSN 1932-6203

Auditory training involves active listening to auditory stimuli and aims to improve performance in auditory tasks. As such, auditory training is a potential intervention for the management of people with hearing loss. Objective This systematic... Read More

Working memory training for adult hearing aid users: study protocol for a double-blind randomized active controlled trial (2013)
Journal Article
Henshaw, H., & Ferguson, M. A. (2013). Working memory training for adult hearing aid users: study protocol for a double-blind randomized active controlled trial. Trials, 14(417), doi:10.1186/1745-6215-14-417. ISSN 1745-6215

Background: One in ten people aged between 55 to 74 years have a significant hearing impairment in their better hearing ear (as defined by audiometric hearing thresholds). However, it is becoming increasingly clear that the challenges faced by older... Read More

Computer skills and internet use in adults aged 50-74 years: influence of hearing difficulties (2012)
Journal Article
Henshaw, H., Clark, D. P., Kang, S., & Ferguson, M. A. (2012). Computer skills and internet use in adults aged 50-74 years: influence of hearing difficulties. JMIR, 14(4), doi:10.2196/jmir.2036

BACKGROUND The use of personal computers (PCs) and the Internet to provide health care information and interventions has increased substantially over the past decade. Yet the effectiveness of such an approach is highly dependent upon whether the t... Read More

Using the CLOX drawing task to educate the public of the effects of hearing loss (2010)
Journal Article
Quinn, S. C., Henshaw, H., Clark, D., Falck, C., & Smith, S. (2010). Using the CLOX drawing task to educate the public of the effects of hearing loss. Perception, 39(10), doi:10.1068/p6756. ISSN 0301-0066

We describe a task used to educate the public on the importance of hearing and the experience of hearing loss. During an open day at Nottingham University, participants were presented with verbal instructions (with or without a background masker) and... Read More