SIG 18 Perspectives Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2014
Telepractice allows different communication professionals to remotely connect with clients who need their services. This issue of Perspectives focuses on audiology issues and how professionals can use telecommunication technology to address them. Audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and other professionals will find valuable information regarding the use of telepractice to serve individuals’ hearing needs. The featured authors provided a variety of information, including a model teleaudiology program, guidelines for providing telepractice services to clients with hearing loss, the description of a tele-Auditory Brainstem Response (tele-ABR) program being piloted in India, and the details of a telepractice program for patients with tinnitus in the United States.
You will be able to:
- identify components inherent in a teleaudiology model
- describe a general framework that guides telepractice service delivery among individuals with hearing loss
- explain the advantages and disadvantages of different methods in performing a real-time tele-Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
- describe the considerations that clinicians must make when developing a teletinnitus program
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