Person-Centered Care

Fluff, Fact or Fiction?

During Ida Institute seminars and workshops, and conversations at professional meetings, many audiologists have expressed that person-centered care is a fluffy, intangible, time-consuming add-on to their current practice.

Others have expressed a need for more facts, i.e. knowledge about counseling and communication skills to adopt a person-centered approach in their clinical practice.

Still others feel that focusing on the human dynamics of hearing loss may take them into a land of fiction or unchartered territory. It may be beyond their scope of practice or may present a challenge to their role as a hearing care professional.