SIG Audiology Perspectives Vol. 7, No. 1, November 2011
This issue of Perspectives focuses on quality issues in audiology including: 1) dimensions that should be considered when starting a quality improvement program, 2) dimensions and tests that are proposed to improve the quality of hearing aid fittings, 3) examples of how to modify activities in order to improve the quality of auditory training, 4) Healthy People 2020, and 5) cross-disciplinary connections for quality care in EHDI.
You will be able to:
- describe the Juran Model for quality improvement.
- identify 9 of the 11 key dimensions that should be considered when developing a quality improvement program.
- define the four key dimensions recommended by Moore and Hickey that should be considered during the hearing aid fitting process.
- list one assessment for each of the four dimensions referenced by Moore and Hickey.
- state the difference between a form-oriented versus a meaning-oriented auditory training task.
- describe the expected or observed outcomes of meaning-oriented auditory training.
- list Healthy People 2020’s goal for individuals with hearing and communication disorders.
- identify the key areas for which Healthy People 2020 has created objectives to address children with hearing loss.
- describe factors that impact the quality of the infant diagnostic evaluation, provision of hearing technology and intervention services for children with hearing loss.
- provide an example of how audiologists and speech-language pathologists can collaborate to facilitate timely and effective follow-up for children with hearing loss.
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Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.