Visibility Vol 9 Issue 3 & 4, 2015


Impact of Ambient Noise on Sensory Impaired Consumers’ Shopping Decision Quality and Search Efficiency: Preliminary Findings


Retail environments contain multiple sensory stimuli, including auditory stimuli (e.g., background music, promotional announcements, ambient noise). Marketing literature suggests that presence of multiple sensory environmental stimuli may interfere with attention to consumption goals, and reduce consumers’ decision quality. The current research focuses on the impact of auditory stimuli on elderly consumers, as higher levels of ambient noise impairs information processing among young consumers.

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Assessment of online patient education materials designed for people with age-related macular degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD, MPH, CPH, CHES

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Minding the Gap: Determining Causes for Missed Low Vision Referrals to Develop a Streamlined, Sustainable Low Vision Rehabilitation System in Wisconsin

Katherine Dalzotto MD; Mark Banghart MS; Christina Thomas-Virnig PhD; Sanbrita Mondal OD

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Assessment of Modified Patient Education Materials for People with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD; MPH, CPH, CHES

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