Physicians Can Tap Free Hearing Health Care Resources The company Unitron is offering physicians a free toolkit to help them identify patients who might need hearing assessement. Barbara E. Weinstein, professor and founding executive officer of the AuD program at the City University of New York, and Brian Taylor, director of practice development and clinical affairs at hearing ... News in Brief
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Physicians Can Tap Free Hearing Health Care Resources
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Physicians Can Tap Free Hearing Health Care Resources
The ASHA Leader, April 2015, Vol. 20, 15. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.20042015.15
The ASHA Leader, April 2015, Vol. 20, 15. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.20042015.15
The company Unitron is offering physicians a free toolkit to help them identify patients who might need hearing assessement.
Barbara E. Weinstein, professor and founding executive officer of the AuD program at the City University of New York, and Brian Taylor, director of practice development and clinical affairs at hearing aid manufacturer Unitron in Plymouth, Minnesota, developed the “Hearing Healthcare Toolkit for Use in Primary and Geriatric Care.”
Physicians may request a toolkit on the Unitron website, which also includes a customizable cover letter that audiologists can send to physicians with the toolkit.
“Primary care physicians typically serve as gatekeepers for individuals who may be hearing impaired,” Weinstein reports. “In many instances they do not recognize the profound physical, cognitive and emotional consequences of untreated hearing loss, which might initially be perceived as less urgent than other health concerns.”
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