Adults who are deaf or hard or hearing, as well as families of children with hearing
conditions, often report that they struggle to understand the results of hearing
assessments, make decisions about next steps, and convey the outcomes and
implications to others. This course introduces the Ida Institute’s new conversation guide,
My Hearing Explained, a tool to help hearing care professionals (both audiologists and
SLPs specializing in hearing care) present hearing test results in a person-centered way
and help patients and their families make decisions that are right for them.
You will be able to:
potential comorbidities associated with noise-induced hearing loss
hearing loss prevention strategies to patients as part of their hearing health
possible outreach opportunities for building awareness of the auditory and
non-auditory risks of hazardous noise exposure
"I will immediately apply this personally for family members and friends to take to their audiology visits to help guide their conversations. Professionally, I am glad to know about this resource so I can share it with my patients for their education."
"Fantastic use of interview clips really got the message across regarding clients' typically having poor understanding of their hearing loss and not understanding the audiogram well."
"I really liked this course about the client's perspective on their hearing loss and I think the "My Hearing Explained" assessment tool is an excellent approach to a layperson understanding more about their hearing difficulties and provides a realistic document to share with their communication partners also about what they are experiencing."
This course is part of a series—Hearing Loss: Risks and Solutions in a Complex World—that explores various dimensions of audiology public health and how audiologists across settings can incorporate cutting-edge solutions into practice. See more courses in this series, available through the ASHA Learning Pass or for a la carte purchase.
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