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New Book: Audiology Services in Diverse Communities

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIAAs the population in the U.S. becomes more diverse, health care professionals have a responsibility to adapt their services to meet the needs of the diverse populations they serve. However, many providers lack access to the appropriate resources to provide high quality care to their Spanish-speaking patients. Audiology Services in Diverse Communities is a professional resource designed to decrease language barriers, improve patient-clinician interactions, and create more culturally competent hearing services. 

Written by a clinician for clinicians working on a daily basis with minority communities experiencing existing systemic barriers, this unique text begins with an overview of cultural competence and the barriers that exist in audiology services. The text continues an evidence-based, cross-cultural approach to addressing some of those barriers and generating a discussion of what professionals can do in their own clinical settings. The final, and largest, section of the text is a language tool presented in both English and Spanish to aid clinicians as  they communicate and work with Spanish-speaking patients.


Key Features 

  • The only book that provides clinicians with a compilation of resources, in English and Spanish, ready to use in clinic
  • More than 25 resources such as clinical history forms, test instructions, standardized questionnaires, self-assessment tools available in English and Spanish to help clinicians provide with language concordance during clinical encounters. 
  • Evidence-based ideas that can help clinicians assess, develop, implement, and monitor cultural competent services
  • A unique format that allows clinicians to visualize English resources on the left-side and Spanish resources on the right-side, facilitating communication between patient and clinician


Book Details 

Title: Audiology Services in Diverse Communities: A Tool to Help Clinicians Working With Spanish Speaking Patients and Families| Author: Alejandra Ullauri | Published: 08/26/2021 | ISBN: 978-1-63550- 651-8 | 


About The Author 

Alejandra Ullauri, AuD, MPH, is a bilingual, board-certified audiologist. She holds a Master’s degree in  Audiology from Flinders University of South Australia, a Doctorate in Audiology from the University of  Florida, and Master’s in Public Health form Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She is the Director of  Chicago Hearing Care, and the founder of Audiology En Español, an educational platform that teaches  medical Spanish for audiologists. 


About Plural Publishing, Inc. 

Plural Publishing produces leading academic, scientific and clinical publications in the fields of speech-language  pathology, audiology, otolaryngology, and professional singing. Plural Publishing, Inc. aims to fill a space in the field of  communication sciences and disorders with high-quality publications written by world-class experts in order to  improve and enhance the knowledge base of each profession, from the classroom to clinical practice. Plural Publishing  prioritizes the intellectual growth of the disciplines it serves and strives to improve and advance these fields through  its publications. 


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