Audiology Practice Standards Organization (APSO) announced that it has published a formal standard of practice for fitting hearing aids to adult patients. The standard is based on common clinical practices of audiologists across the US, as well as research into the practices that achieve expected outcomes with hearing aids, according to the announcement.
Tag: patient counseling
Dr Van Vliet discusses how we can help patients define what they want. They may only know that they are annoyed by their inability to understand speech in certain environments. If we build an approach that patients see is unique and specific for their needs, it may help shape their perception of the outcome.Read More
Dr Van Vliet discusses how things we may feel to be absolute truths can turn out to be different than what we learned and, just like tying our shoes, we must open our minds to adjusting how we do things for better patient outcomes.Read More
This article explains why the waiting room of your practice is crucial to setting the tone for patients, and how you can dramatically impact and positively address the emotional triggers and questions of first-time patients.Read More
Author Roy Bain explains how framing ideas in ways patients can easily understand positively reinforces their decision about purchasing a hearing aid.Read More
We don’t always remember to update the training materials we send home with new patients. Dr Van Vliet explains why audiololists should update their patient-training materials to reflect current technology, and offer patients more training options and strategies for improving their listening experiences.Read More
Siemens Hearing Instruments recently held its first “Active Kids and Teens BestSound” training event at its New Jersey facility. Thirty hearing care professionals from around the country attended the two-day meeting, which focused on product solutions and patient counseling geared to children, tweens, and teens.Read More