Card Set Information
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
Communication strategies training
Personal adjustment counseling
Communication partner training
Who can provide Aural Rehab?
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
Aided testing (warbled tones, speech
discrimination in quiet/noise)
Rating of Loudness
Real Ear Measurement
Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit
Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Living