Description

The specific goal of this guideline is to provide a set of statements, recommendations, and strategies for best practice in the provision of a comprehensive treatment plan for the audiological management of adults with hearing loss.

Key Points

This guideline addresses the technical aspects of hearing aid selection, fitting, verification, and validation, but within the context of a comprehensive treatment plan. This guideline does not address treatment with cochlear implants. It consists of descriptions of clinical processes and, where appropriate, the assessment of evidence for specific recommendations in four general areas: assessment and goal setting; technical aspects of treatment; orientation, counseling, and follow-up; and assessing outcomes.

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Whether serving on a clinical document development panel or participating as peer reviewers, volunteers have regular chances to deepen their engagement with the Academy and make important contributions benefiting the field of audiology. If you are interested in clinical document development, please volunteer to express interest and submit a CV to the Academy’s guidelines staff by email.

To view the list of guidelines and strategic documents in development and to learn more about the Academy’s clinical document development process, visit the Academy’s Practice Resources website. Information from interested members is accepted on an ongoing basis, and members will be contacted as clinical document volunteer openings occur.

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