Clinical Governance and Teleaudiology

by Sophie Brice, PhD The field of audiology has experienced significant changes in recent years with the preparation for Over-The-Counter legislation in the USA for provision of hearing aids without a clinic or Audiologist. Closer to home we are experiencing government investigations into Audiology practices in Australia and a growth of Teleaudiology compatible products now…

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… Where Often is Heard a Discouraging Word: MDs and Treatment for Hearing Loss

In a recent talk to a group of hearing care providers, I took an informal poll, asking what were some of the most discouraging things their patients had reported being told by their physician regarding their hearing.  I knew what the results would be, having heard very disappointing things from scores of patients myself, over…

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The Verbose Patient

In my work, one question that comes up on a regular basis is, “How do I deal with the patient who hijacks the appointment by dominating conversation?”  If you have been around for a while, you know what they mean. This is the patient who talks to the point that little or nothing can be…

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