Promoting the Participation of Adults with Acquired Hearing Impairment in Their Rehabilitation


The aim of this tutorial is to review approaches that promote client participation in health care. More specifically, client-centeredness, joint goal setting, and shared decision making are defined; their applications to the management of people with chronic health conditions, and more specifically acquired hearing impairment, are outlined; and the evidence for their effectiveness is described.Future directions in audiology clinical practice and research are proposed to resolve whether such approaches can improve outcomes for people with acquired hearing impairment.


Ariane Laplante-Levesque, Louise Hickson, and Linda Worrall


Laplante-Lévesque, A., Hickson, L., & Worrall, L. (2010). Promoting the participation of adults with acquired hearing impairment in their rehabilitation.Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology43, 11-26.