Communiqué from Three Organizations about the Delivery of Hearing Health Care Services

November 2012
Hearing Loss Magazine;Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p7
The article discusses the hearing health care services and the changes that needs to be implemented to secure its professional future. It states that audiologist-directed hearing health care is the solution to more efficient service delivery. The article presents various questions to measure practice model aligns with new hearing health care paradigms including the role of hearing aids in practice model, transparency in costs, and employing audiology assistants.


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