Louise Hickson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Queensland
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Beyond hearing aid fitting: improving communication for older adults
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Unit, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Audiol 42:2S84-91. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial evaluating the active communication education program for older people with hearing impairment
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
    Ear Hear 28:212-30. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Factors associated with hearing aid fitting outcomes on the IOI-HA
    Louise Hickson
    The University of Queensland, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Communication Disability Centre, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 49:586-95. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Hearing impairment affects older people's ability to drive in the presence of distracters
    Louise Hickson
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Communication Disability Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1097-103. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Older adults with acquired hearing impairment: applying the ICF in rehabilitation
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Semin Speech Lang 28:283-90. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation approaches to promote successful unilateral and bilateral fittings and avoid inappropriate prescription
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Centre, University of Queensland, Australia
    Int J Audiol 45:S72-7. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Measuring outcomes of a communication program for older people with hearing impairment using the International Outcome Inventory
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Australia
    Int J Audiol 45:238-46. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Acoustic analysis of speech through a hearing aid: perceptual effects of changes with two-channel compression
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Unit, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Queensland, Australia
    J Am Acad Audiol 14:414-26. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Factors associated with third-party disability in spouses of older people with hearing impairment
    Nerina Scarinci
    Communication Disability Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
    Ear Hear 33:698-708. 2012
  10. doi request reprint What makes adults with hearing impairment take up hearing AIDS or communication programs and achieve successful outcomes?
    Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Ear Hear 33:79-93. 2012

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Beyond hearing aid fitting: improving communication for older adults
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Unit, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Audiol 42:2S84-91. 2003
    ..Preliminary outcomes have been assessed on a small scale (n = 14) to date. It is concluded that communication programs represent an important adjunct to, or supplement for, the traditional approach that focuses on hearing aid fitting...
  2. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial evaluating the active communication education program for older people with hearing impairment
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
    Ear Hear 28:212-30. 2007
    ..The ACE is a group program that runs for 2 hr per week for 5 wk...
  3. doi request reprint Factors associated with hearing aid fitting outcomes on the IOI-HA
    Louise Hickson
    The University of Queensland, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Communication Disability Centre, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 49:586-95. 2010
    ..These findings highlight the importance of focusing rehabilitation on improving satisfaction with aided listening across a range of environments and with key attributes of hearing aid performance...
  4. ncbi request reprint Hearing impairment affects older people's ability to drive in the presence of distracters
    Louise Hickson
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Communication Disability Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1097-103. 2010
    ..To investigate the effects of hearing impairment and distractibility on older people's driving ability, assessed under real-world conditions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Older adults with acquired hearing impairment: applying the ICF in rehabilitation
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Semin Speech Lang 28:283-90. 2007
    ..It is argued here that the impact of the impairment on others is a so-called Third-Party Disability. Finally, an example of how the ICF can be applied in the rehabilitation of an older person with hearing disability is presented...
  6. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation approaches to promote successful unilateral and bilateral fittings and avoid inappropriate prescription
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Centre, University of Queensland, Australia
    Int J Audiol 45:S72-7. 2006
    ..Rehabilitation approaches to promote successful fitting are discussed in light of results obtained from a survey of clients who experienced both successful and unsuccessful aid fitting...
  7. ncbi request reprint Measuring outcomes of a communication program for older people with hearing impairment using the International Outcome Inventory
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Australia
    Int J Audiol 45:238-46. 2006
    ..The two versions of the IOI applied in this study are recommended as simple and effective measures of the outcomes of alternative interventions...
  8. ncbi request reprint Acoustic analysis of speech through a hearing aid: perceptual effects of changes with two-channel compression
    Louise Hickson
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Unit, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Queensland, Australia
    J Am Acad Audiol 14:414-26. 2003
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Factors associated with third-party disability in spouses of older people with hearing impairment
    Nerina Scarinci
    Communication Disability Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
    Ear Hear 33:698-708. 2012
    ..Third-party disability is defined as the disability and functioning of family members as a result of the health condition of their significant other...
  10. doi request reprint What makes adults with hearing impairment take up hearing AIDS or communication programs and achieve successful outcomes?
    Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Ear Hear 33:79-93. 2012
    ..This prospective study investigated the predictors of uptake and of successful outcomes of hearing aids and communication programs in middle-aged and older adults with hearing impairment seeking help for the first time...
  11. ncbi request reprint Assembly and insertion of a self-fitting hearing aid: design of effective instruction materials
    Andrea Caposecco
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Trends Amplif 15:184-95. 2011
    ..It is essential to follow best practice design principles when developing written health-care materials to motivate the reader, maximize comprehension, and increase the likelihood of successful application of the content...
  12. doi request reprint Predictors of rehabilitation intervention decisions in adults with acquired hearing impairment
    Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
    Communication Disability Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 54:1385-99. 2011
    ..This study investigated the predictors of rehabilitation intervention decisions in middle-age and older adults with acquired hearing impairment seeking help for the first time...
  13. doi request reprint Test-retest reliability of the acoustic stapedial reflex test in healthy neonates
    Rafidah Mazlan
    Hearing Research Unit for Children, Division of Audiology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    Ear Hear 30:295-301. 2009
    ..However, the reliability of this test when applied to healthy neonates has not been systematically studied. This study aimed to evaluate the test-retest reliability of the ASR test in newborn babies shortly after birth...
  14. doi request reprint Stages of change in adults with acquired hearing impairment seeking help for the first time: application of the transtheoretical model in audiologic rehabilitation
    Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia
    Ear Hear 34:447-57. 2013
    ..It reported the psychometric properties (construct, concurrent, and predictive validity) of the stages-of-change model in this population...
  15. doi request reprint Defining and evaluating success in paediatric cochlear implantation--an exploratory study
    Jane Black
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane 4072, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 76:1317-26. 2012
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Rehabilitation of older adults with hearing impairment: a critical review
    Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Aging Health 22:143-53. 2010
    ..This article provides an updated overview of the rehabilitation of this population...
  17. doi request reprint Social participation for older people with aphasia: the impact of communication disability on friendships
    Bronwyn Davidson
    Communication Disability Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Top Stroke Rehabil 15:325-40. 2008
    ..The aims of this study were to describe everyday communication with friends for older people with and without aphasia and to examine the nature of actual friendship conversations involving a person with aphasia...
  18. ncbi request reprint Measuring middle ear admittance in newborns using 1000 Hz tympanometry: a comparison of methodologies
    Joseph Kei
    Division of Audiology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
    J Am Acad Audiol 18:739-48. 2007
    ..Further research to evaluate its test performance using clinical decision theory is required to determine its clinical significance...
  19. doi request reprint The effect of hearing impairment in older people on the spouse
    Nerina Scarinci
    Communication Disability Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia
    Int J Audiol 47:141-51. 2008
    ..Spouses in this study experienced a wide range of effects as a result of their partners' HI. Implications for audiological rehabilitation are discussed...
  20. pmc Auditory dysfunction associated with solvent exposure
    Adrian Fuente
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Room 825, Level 8, Therapies Building No 84A, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:39. 2013
    ..The aim of this research was to investigate the association between solvent exposure and adverse effects on peripheral and central auditory functioning with a comprehensive audiological test battery...
  21. doi request reprint Adaptation of the Amsterdam Inventory for Auditory Disability and Handicap into Spanish
    Adrian Fuente
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 34:2076-84. 2012
    ..The aim of the present research was to adapt the Amsterdam Inventory for Auditory Disability and Handicap (AIADH) into Spanish...
  22. ncbi request reprint The effect of auditory and visual distracters on the useful field of view: implications for the driving task
    Joanne Wood
    School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:4646-50. 2006
    ..This study was designed to investigate the effect of visual and auditory distractions on a performance measure that has been shown to be related to driving safety, the useful field of view...
  23. doi request reprint The ICF and third-party disability: its application to spouses of older people with hearing impairment
    Nerina Scarinci
    Communication Disability Centre, Division of Speech Pathology, The University of Queensland, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Communication Disability Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 31:2088-100. 2009
    ..The aim of this article is to identify the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) domains and categories that describe third-party disability of spouses of older people with hearing impairment...
  24. doi request reprint Test-retest reproducibility of the 1000 Hz tympanometry test in newborn and six-week-old healthy infants
    Rafidah Mazlan
    Hearing Research Unit for Children, Division of Audiology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 49:815-22. 2010
    ..Changes in test-retest findings exceeding the 95th percentile values may be considered significant, indicating possible functional changes...
  25. doi request reprint Useful field of view predicts driving in the presence of distracters
    Joanne M Wood
    School of Optometry and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 89:373-81. 2012
    ..An important question which we examined in this study is whether this association is due to the ability of the UFOV to predict difficulties in attention-demanding driving situations that involve either visual or auditory distracters...
  26. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing rehabilitation decisions of adults with acquired hearing impairment
    Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
    Communication Disability Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 49:497-507. 2010
    ..The results support a client-centred approach to decision making...
  27. doi request reprint Environmental factors that influence communication between people with communication disability and their healthcare providers in hospital: a review of the literature within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) fram
    Robyn O'Halloran
    Communication Disability Center, Center, School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    Int J Lang Commun Disord 43:601-32. 2008
    ..This paper concludes with suggestions for directions of future research...
  28. doi request reprint The effect of hearing impairment in older people on the spouse: development and psychometric testing of the significant other scale for hearing disability (SOS-HEAR)
    Nerina Scarinci
    Communication Disability Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 48:671-83. 2009
    ..The SOS-HEAR could serve as a means of identifying spouses of older people with hearing impairment in need of intervention, directed towards either the couple or the spouse alone...
  29. doi request reprint Cochlear implant outcomes in adults and adolescents with early-onset hearing loss
    Andrea Caposecco
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Ear Hear 33:209-20. 2012
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Satisfaction with hearing aids: a consumer research perspective
    Lena L N Wong
    Communication Disability Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 48:405-27. 2009
    ..The implications of the findings are that hearing aid performance is the most important element for determining satisfaction; however disconfirmation should not be overlooked...
  31. doi request reprint Environmental factors that influence communication between patients and their healthcare providers in acute hospital stroke units: an observational study
    Robyn O'Halloran
    University of Queensland, Communication Disability Centre, Brisbane, Australia Human Communication Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Lang Commun Disord 46:30-47. 2011
    ..Many people have communication-related impairments when they are patients in acute hospital stroke units. One way to improve a person's ability to communicate is by providing a supportive communicative environment...
  32. doi request reprint Interaction between visual status, driver age and distracters on daytime driving performance
    Joanne Wood
    School of Optometry and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Vision Res 49:2225-31. 2009
    ..The implications of these findings for driving behaviour and acquisition of driving-related information for people with common visual impairments are discussed...
  33. ncbi request reprint Measuring hearing aid outcomes using the Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Life (SADL) questionnaire: Australian data
    Margaret Uriarte
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    J Am Acad Audiol 16:383-402. 2005
    ..Overall, participants reported a considerable level of satisfaction with their devices. SADL Global and subscale scores were significantly higher for the Australian sample than the U.S. norms described by Cox and Alexander (1999)...
  34. ncbi request reprint The validity of functional assessments of communication and the Activity/Participation components of the ICIDH-2: do they reflect what really happens in real-life?
    Linda Worral
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Commun Disord 35:107-37. 2002
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Comparing response options for the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA) and for Alternative Interventions (IOI-AI) daily-use items
    Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
    Communication Disability Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 51:788-91. 2012
    ..This study investigated how clients quantify use of hearing rehabilitation. Comparisons focused on the daily-use item of the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA), and for Alternative Interventions (IOI-AI)...
  36. doi request reprint Central auditory dysfunction associated with exposure to a mixture of solvents
    Adrian Fuente
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 50:857-65. 2011
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of hearing aid fitting for older people with hearing impairment and their significant others
    Patrick Stark
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 43:390-8. 2004
    ..The results also demonstrate the effective role that hearing aids play in reducing such negative effects for both parties...
  38. ncbi request reprint High frequency immittance findings: newborn versus six-week-old infants
    Rafidah Mazlan
    Audiology Department, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 46:711-7. 2007
    ..The findings from this study suggest the need to have separate sets of normative HFT and AR data for infants at birth and 6-7 weeks...
  39. doi request reprint Review of visual speech perception by hearing and hearing-impaired people: clinical implications
    Lynn Woodhouse
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Int J Lang Commun Disord 44:253-70. 2009
    ..The theoretical and clinical roles of speech-reading for speech perception, however, have received little attention in speech-language therapy...
  40. ncbi request reprint Do people with aphasia want written stroke and aphasia information? A verbal survey exploring preferences for when and how to provide stroke and aphasia information
    Tanya Rose
    Communication Disability Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Top Stroke Rehabil 17:79-98. 2010
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Stroke patients communicating their healthcare needs in hospital: a study within the ICF framework
    Robyn O'Halloran
    Human Communication Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Int J Lang Commun Disord 47:130-43. 2012
    ..The ICF proposes that activity limitation can be measured in four different ways...
  42. ncbi request reprint Social communication in older age: lessons from people with aphasia
    Bronwyn Davidson
    Speech Pathology and Communication Disability in Ageing Research Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Top Stroke Rehabil 13:1-13. 2006
    ..The prominence of conversations and the role of storytelling and of humor within the daily social communication of older people are illuminated...
  43. doi request reprint Prognostic indicators in paediatric cochlear implant surgery: a systematic literature review
    Jane Black
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
    Cochlear Implants Int 12:67-93. 2011
    ..Paediatric cochlear implantation (PCI) requires complex case evaluation and counselling, surgical intervention, and habilitation. Outcomes vary and many cases have sub-optimal outcomes as a result of a broad spectrum of adverse influences...
  44. ncbi request reprint Measuring parent satisfaction with a neonatal hearing screening program
    Rafidah Mazlan
    Division of Audiology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland 4072, Australia
    J Am Acad Audiol 17:253-64. 2006
    ..The satisfaction questionnaire was found to be a useful instrument for identifying service shortfalls, and routine use of the PSQ-NHSP in other neonatal hearing screening programs is recommended...
  45. doi request reprint Noise-induced hearing loss in Asia
    Adrian Fuente
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 50:S3-10. 2011
    ..In this paper, the sources of noise, NIHL prevalence in different industries, local legislation, and research publications on NIHL from Asia are discussed...
  46. ncbi request reprint The number of patients with communication related impairments in acute hospital stroke units
    Robyn O'Halloran
    The University of Queensland, Australia
    Int J Speech Lang Pathol 11:438-49. 2009
    ....
  47. doi request reprint The effect of cochlear implantation on music perception by adults with usable pre-operative acoustic hearing
    Valerie Looi
    Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Audiol 47:257-68. 2008
    ..Analysis of the other tests' results provided insights into factors affecting music perception for adults with severe to profound hearing impairment...
  48. ncbi request reprint Comparisons of quality ratings for music by cochlear implant and hearing aid users
    Valerie Looi
    Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Ear Hear 28:59S-61S. 2007
    ..This study aimed to compare the quality ratings by cochlear implant (CI) and hearing aid (HA) users in response to musical sounds...
  49. doi request reprint Music perception of cochlear implant users compared with that of hearing aid users
    Valerie Looi
    Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Ear Hear 29:421-34. 2008
    ..It was hypothesized that the HA users would perform better than the CI recipients on tests involving pitch, instrument, and melody perception, but similarly for rhythm perception...
  50. ncbi request reprint Perspectives of quality of life by people with aphasia and their family: suggestions for successful living
    Madeline Cruice
    Speech and Language Therapy, Department of Language and Communication Science, School of Allied Health Sciences, City University, London, United Kingdom
    Top Stroke Rehabil 13:14-24. 2006
    ..The impact of aphasia varies across the cases, and the need to accept change for successful living is illustrated in all accounts...