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Inter-professional Team Collaborations to Achieve Hearing Care in Integrated Person-centered Care for Older Adults: A New Year’s Resolution for 2024
I invite Canadian audiologists to join me in resolving to make 2024 the year to move hearing care into a new era of integrated person-centered, inter-professional primary care. Together we can help older adults to function better by working towards communication accessibility.
Even the best hearing care professionals make mistakes or find themselves in unexpected situations. Here are some humorous and poignant stories from “the trenches” of audiology.
One of the most perplexing epidemiological statistics for audiologist is that only about 1 in 5 people with audiometric hearing loss who might benefit from amplification use hearing aids. How can audiologists improve hearing care for older adults?
Persons with hearing difficulties who have postponed seeking assistance likely represent an untapped resource. By reframing your practice and using social media to spread the word you may become a successful disrupter/innovator expanding options for persons with hearing difficulties.
With age-related hearing loss being among the most chronic health conditions for older adults, Sara Mamo presents an excellent article on Alternative Models of Hearing Care for Older Adults
Curtis Alcock explores the widely held assumption that people don’t want to be seen wearing hearing technology. Believing this, the industry has develop hearing solutions designed to be concealed. He wonders why hearing care professionals suggest people want to keep it hidden? Out of all the positive messages we could have focused on, why chose a negative one?
Given a lack of government mandates for attention to declining hearing, Barbara Weinstein explains that the audiology community needs to raise physicians’ awareness of what happens when it is ignored.