An Examination of Hearing Aid Counseling Implemented by Audiologists Researchers have established that counseling can improve the quality of hearing healthcare services and that it is critical to the successful acceptance and use of hearing devices. Counseling may include the provision of information, counseling for adjustment to hearing loss, and counseling for acceptance of living with hearing loss. This ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2013
An Examination of Hearing Aid Counseling Implemented by Audiologists
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kathleen M. Cienkowski
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Gabrielle H. Saunders
    National Center for Auditory and Rehabilitation Research, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland
  • Disclosure: Financial: Kathleen M. Cienkowski is an Associate Professor and the Associate Section Head of Audiology at the University of Connecticut. Gabrielle H. Saunders is the Associate Director at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research at the Portland VA Medical Center.
    Disclosure: Financial: Kathleen M. Cienkowski is an Associate Professor and the Associate Section Head of Audiology at the University of Connecticut. Gabrielle H. Saunders is the Associate Director at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research at the Portland VA Medical Center.×
    Nonfinancial: Kathleen M. Cienkowski and Gabrielle H. Saunders have previously published in this topic area.
    Nonfinancial: Kathleen M. Cienkowski and Gabrielle H. Saunders have previously published in this topic area.×
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Hearing Disorders / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2013
An Examination of Hearing Aid Counseling Implemented by Audiologists
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, October 2013, Vol. 20, 67-76. doi:10.1044/arii20.2.67
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, October 2013, Vol. 20, 67-76. doi:10.1044/arii20.2.67

Researchers have established that counseling can improve the quality of hearing healthcare services and that it is critical to the successful acceptance and use of hearing devices. Counseling may include the provision of information, counseling for adjustment to hearing loss, and counseling for acceptance of living with hearing loss. This article reviews the counseling responses implemented by audiologists during routine hearing aid fittings as well as the evidence for recommended best practices in audiologic counseling using a patient-centered model.

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