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Aural Rehab in Private Practice

Dusty Jessen

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Littleton
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Aural Rehab is an interesting topic.  What exactly IS aural rehab?  

Is it auditory training?  Yes.  

Is it counseling?  Yes.  

Is it hearing aids?  Yes.  

Is it assistive listening devices?  Yes.  

In short, AR is everything we do to help our patients cope with hearing loss.  Unfortunately, the technology seems to be taking center stage when it comes to AR, and I believe this is why many audiologists in private practice are feeling a bit nervous about the evolving marketplace.  

 

Clinicians in private practice certainly face unique challenges.  I recently published an article in ADA's Audiology Practices:

5 Tips to Position Your Practice for Success with Aural Rehab

(article is attached to this post)

 

It suggests a few quick and simple ways clinicians can provide a more comprehensive communication solution for their patients, without consuming too much valuable clinic time.  Time is certainly of the essence these days, and I'd love to hear from any of you who have efficient AR tips to share!:)

AP-Jessen(Winter2015).pdf

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Dusty Jessen

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Littleton
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Thank you Amanda!  This Telecare tool is fantastic!  I will definitely share it at my upcoming speaking engagements, as it fits perfectly with my goal to help busy clinicians incorporate aural rehab into their hearing aid fitting process.  I love what you all have created!

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Amanda Farah Cox

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Ida Institute
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Hi Dusty,

Thank you for sharing your article! I think it's an interesting perspective to think of your clients having already chosen to see an audiologist over buying a hearing aid online, as opposed to audiologists competing with these stores.

Related to saving clinic time and still focusing on AR, we just launched Ida Telecare this week: http://idainstitute.com/toolbox/telecare/

I hope you'll find it useful!

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