A tutorial on the practice and implementation of teleaudiology for audiologists and hearing healthcare professionals
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xii, 89 pages
DepartmentTowson University. Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies
Telehealth is a mode of healthcare delivery that has been developed as a result of recent advancements in technology. It has been used to bridge the geographical distance between patients and healthcare providers, as well as increase the efficiency of these services by providing them in a time and cost-effective manner (Swanepoel, 2015). When applied directly to the field of audiology, it is called teleaudiology. Many types of audiological services can be accurately provided via teleaudiology (Swanepoel et al., 2010a). The aim of this thesis project was to offer audiologists and other professionals who deliver hearing healthcare a guide to providing teleaudiology services and implementing them into their practices. This guide would also describe populations that could benefit from teleaudiology, challenges inherent in this delivery model, and professional resources available for those interested in teleaudiology.