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Evidence-based practice in audiology: rehabilitation options for adults with hearing impairment
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-4170-2426
University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam.
2013 (Engelska)Ingår i: American Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1059-0889, E-ISSN 1558-9137, Vol. 22, s. 329-331Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE:

Three questions are addressed: 1) What is Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and why is it important for adults with hearing impairment? 2) What is the evidence about intervention options for adults who fail a hearing screening and are identified with hearing impairment? 3) What intervention options do adults choose when identified with hearing impairment for the first time?

METHODS:

The five steps of the EBP process are discussed in relation to a clinical question about whether hearing aids and communication programs reduce activity limitations and participation restrictions compared to no treatment for adults who fail a hearing screening and are identified with hearing impairment.

RESULTS:

Systematic reviews of the evidence indicate that both hearing aids and communication programs reduce activity limitations and participation restrictions for this population and are therefore appropriate options. A study is then described in which these options were presented to 153 clients identified with hearing impairment for the first time: 43% chose hearing aids, 18% chose communication programs and the remaining 39% chose not to take any action.

CONCLUSIONS:

EBP supports the offer of intervention options to adults who fail a hearing screening and are identified with hearing impairment.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2013. Vol. 22, s. 329-331
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evidence-based practice, adult hearing screening, hearing impairment, hearing aids, audiologic rehabilitation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104553DOI: 10.1044/1059-0889(2013/12-0085)PubMedID: 23975125OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-104553DiVA, id: diva2:697444
Tillgänglig från: 2014-02-18 Skapad: 2014-02-18 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-06-28Bibliografiskt granskad

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