Clinical Interpretation of the CPHI The Communication Profile for the Hearing Impaired (CPHI; Demorest & Erdman, 1987; Erdman & Demorest 1998a, 1998b) is a comprehensive self-report measure that provides specific information about clients' Communication Performance, Communication Environment, Communication Strategies, and Personal Adjustment. The CPHI has been widely used for research purposes; however, routine clinical ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2006
Clinical Interpretation of the CPHI
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  • Sue Ann Erdman
    Audiologic Rehabilitation Counseling and Consulting Services, Jensen Beach, FL
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Hearing Disorders / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Articles
Article   |   April 01, 2006
Clinical Interpretation of the CPHI
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, April 2006, Vol. 13, 3-18. doi:10.1044/arii13.1.3
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, April 2006, Vol. 13, 3-18. doi:10.1044/arii13.1.3
The Communication Profile for the Hearing Impaired (CPHI; Demorest & Erdman, 1987; Erdman & Demorest 1998a, 1998b) is a comprehensive self-report measure that provides specific information about clients' Communication Performance, Communication Environment, Communication Strategies, and Personal Adjustment. The CPHI has been widely used for research purposes; however, routine clinical use has been limited by concerns about administering the instrument, scoring it, and above all, interpreting the results. The importance of viewing the individual within the context of his or her psychosocial realm (Erdman, 2000; Erdman, Wark, & Montano, 1994; Noble, 1996; Noble & Hétu, 1994; Stephens, 1996; Stephens & Hétu, 1991) and mounting evidence of the benefits to be gained by providing counseling and other client-centered rehabilitative services (e.g., Abrams, Chisolm, & McArdle, 2002;
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