The Future of Audiology is Separating Routine from Complex

by Brian Taylor “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD   The May 30 installment of Signal and Noise “Good Audiology” series summarized the patient classification system devised by Stephens and Kramer a decade or so ago. It is a classification system that de-emphasizes the audiological assessment results and focuses on…

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Audiologist as Communication Advocate in Health Care, part 2

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD. The ultimate objective of any health care partnership is to optimize the patient experience during the clinical encounter, improve patient health outcomes and ensure that patient preferences are met or exceeded (Ha & Longnecker, 2010), as discussed in Part 1…

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Physician Patient Communication: Does Hearing Status Matter? part 1

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.    A continuous two-way process, communication involves the exchange of both verbal and non-verbal messages. Essential to communication are: the ability of the sender to encode the information, the ability of the recipient to hear, understand, and process the information…

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The Well Being of Older Adults: The Role of Audiology

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD. Today’s post is especially timely, coinciding with yesterday’s announcement of a bipartisan bill being introduced by U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) entitled the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016 which aims to reduce cost and increase…

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Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Falls

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.   A quality reporting program designed to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) gives participating providers an opportunity to assess the quality of care  delivered  to patients.  PQRS, first covered in 2013…

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