From the research data in diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology, it is clear that there is evidence for the efficacy of our clinical intervention. It may be possible for many more audiologists to carry out both formal and informal assessments of the efficacy of their own individual clinical practices. Such data collection and analysis requires a commitment of time and effort from the practicing audiologist but the long-term payoff may make such efforts worthwhile. Finally, it should be possible to expand our use of functional assessments with patients who have hearing losses to address the needs of consumers and to demonstrate that our services do have a daily and important impact on the lives of patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Seminars in Hearing|
|State||Published - Aug 1996|