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Any activity, method, resource, technology, and/or device that facilitates and/ or enhances communication and participation in activities
Incidence of HL
- 38 million persons in US have HL
- 1/1000 at birth
- 1/25 with HL at 45+
- 1/10 with HL at 60+
is 'a loss or abnormality of body structure or physiological or psychological function'
What you CAN do.
weather, occupation, acoustic background noise, visuals
Degree of HL, age, motivation, intelligence
'the nature or extent of a person’s involvement in life situations in relation to impairment, activities, health conditions, and contextual factors’
What you DO do.
Health related quality of life
'the functional effect of an illness and its consequent therapy upon the patient.'
attitudes, self-image, motivation and assertiveness, etc. gender, age, education
viewpoint of society; Architectural characteristics of environment; Cultural or social environment
Partial/complete HL is one or both ears. Can be any degree
Complete loss of ability to hear from one or both ears
Services included in Aural Rehab
- Diagnosis & quantification of hearing loss
- Hearing assistance technologies
- Auditory training
- Communication strategies training
- Informational/educational counseling
- Personal adjustment counseling
- Psychological support
- Communication partner training
- Speechreading training
- Speech-language therapy
- Inservice training
- Hearing Conservation
Who can provide Aural Rehab?
- Social Worker
Rehabilitation vs Habilitation services
- Rehabilitation restores lost function
- Habilitation helps to create a skill that was never there.
Under social security
State funded that reimburses Audiologist or SLP
Evidence Based Practice
- Practitioner considers info from:
- 1) current evidence available
- 2) practitioner’s clinical expertise
- 3) values of the client and family
What are the steps to EBP
- 1.) Determine clinical question
- 2.) Find the evidence
- 3.) Evaluate the evidence
- 4.) Provide recommendation based on evidence with clinical expertise and present recommendation to patient/family and incorporate preferences
Steps in HA process
- Treatment Planning
- Informal assessment
- Aided testing (warbled tones, speech
- discrimination in quiet/noise)
- Rating of Loudness
- Real Ear Measurement
- Client input
- Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit
- Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Living
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