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The Partnership of Family-centered Care in Adult Audiology Service

Family-centered Care (FCC) is an extension of patient-centered care, placing emphasis on the role of family and acknowledges the patient and their family members as the unit of care, rather than just the patient. Barbra Timmer, PhD, MBA, answers questions about FCC and discusses the research, outcomes, and economics behind why it is so important in hearing healthcare.

Benefit of Using Telecare for Dementia Patients with Hearing Loss and Their Caregivers

A large portion of individuals with dementia also have hearing loss. When these patients are fitted with hearing aids for the first time, the use and operation of the instruments can be a struggle, and the struggle often carries over to their caregivers. This research found that the use of teleaudiology via Signia TeleCare for these new hearing aid users increased awareness, improved benefit for several different communication settings, and reduced associated stress for the caregivers.

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