Audiological approaches to address the psychosocial needs of adults with hearing loss: perceived benefit and likelihood of use
Rebecca J Bennett, Caitlin Barr, Alex Cortis, Robert H Eikelboom, Melanie Ferguson, Daniel Gerace, Eithne Heffernan, Louise Hickson, Lisette van Leeuwen, Joseph Montano, Jill E Preminger, Marieke Pronk, Gabrielle H Saunders, Gurjit Singh, Barbra HB Timmer, Barbara Weinstein, Sandra Bellekom
International Journal of Audiology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: To explore the perceived benefit and likely implementation of approaches used by audiologists to address their adult clients' psychosocial needs related to hearing loss. DESIGN: Adults with hearing loss and audiologists completed separate, but related, surveys to rate their perceived benefit and also their likely use of 66 clinical approaches (divided over seven themes) that aim to address psychosocial needs related to hearing loss. STUDY SAMPLE: A sample of 52 Australian adults with hearing loss, and an international sample of 19 audiologists. RESULTS: Overall, participants rated all of the approaches highly on both benefit and likelihood of use; the highest ranked theme was Prov..View full abstract
The authors thank Sonova AG, Switzerland for providing funding this project.