Joint Statement of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery More than 28 million Americans suffer from hearing impairments, but only 20% seek help for their hearing loss. With the goal of building public awareness of hearing loss, its causes, its prevention, and treatment/rehabilitation options available from hearing professionals, the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) has ... Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   October 01, 2001
Joint Statement of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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  • K.J. Lee
    American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Nancy A. Creaghead
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Viewpoint   |   October 01, 2001
Joint Statement of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, October 2001, Vol. 9, 9-10. doi:10.1044/arii9.1.9
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, October 2001, Vol. 9, 9-10. doi:10.1044/arii9.1.9
More than 28 million Americans suffer from hearing impairments, but only 20% seek help for their hearing loss. With the goal of building public awareness of hearing loss, its causes, its prevention, and treatment/rehabilitation options available from hearing professionals, the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) has launched America's Hearing Healthcare Team Initiative. The Team consists of the otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeon, audiologist, hearing instrument specialist, primary care physician, consulting physician, nurse, speech-language pathologist, educator, and researcher.
As the physician leaders of the Team, the AAO–HNS has invited other professional member organizations to join the Initiative. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the professional association of audiologists and speech-language pathologists, is one of the organizations joining the Hearing Healthcare Team. The two associations have agreed to the following definition of audiologists and their role on the Team:
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