Counseling for Hearing Aid Fittings, Volume 1
Robert W. Sweetow
Singular Publishing Group, 1999 - Medical - 353 pages
Using a patient-focused approach this handbook presents practical counseling strategies and techniques to aid dispensing audiologists in fulfilling the information and rehabilitation needs of their patients. Counseling, as presented by the chapters in this book, serves to place hearing aid fitting into the context of improving communicative effectiveness-what all clients seek. Information is presented in chronological order according to the chain of events that occurs during the hearing aid fitting process and the provision of good hearing health care. The accompanying forms, materials, patient handouts, and an IBM-compatible disk with downloadable materials are bonuses for busy professionals.
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