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Inside Scoop: The 5-Step Plan for Holistic Hearing Rehabilitation Stream at Sound Exchange

Mar 17, 2024

Successful hearing rehabilitation goes far beyond providing a hearing aid. Recognising this, in 2023, Audiology Australia President Dr Barbra Timmer led an international team of experts from Australia, the US and the UK to develop a 5-step, evidence-based model of best practice in adult hearing rehabilitation.

Published in the International Journal of Audiology (IJA) in the most-read IJA paper of 2023, The 5-Step Plan for Holistic Hearing Rehabilitation provides clinical recommendations for holistic hearing care in the context of personal well-being.

Audiology Australia is thrilled to offer members the chance to explore how to implement The 5-Step Plan for Holistic Hearing Rehabilitation in daily clinical practice at Australia’s #1 hands-on, immersive audiology event in 2024: The Sound Exchange!

The stream led by Dr Timmer presents an opportunity to deep dive into all the elements of The 5-Step Plan for Holistic Hearing Rehabilitation with case studies and group discussions, teaming hearing technology with the counselling models outlined in the model.

Supported by a group of guest presenters, including article co-author Dr Jack Holman from the UK, this is an audiology event you don’t want to miss!

What’s The 5-Step Plan for Holistic Hearing Rehabilitation All About?

Five-Step Plan Image showing steps 1 to 5 of holistic hearing rehabilitation.

The 5-Step Plan for Holistic Hearing Rehabilitation ensures the inclusion of social-emotional wellbeing in audiological rehabilitation clinical practice (Timmer et al. (2023) Social-emotional well-being and adult hearing loss: clinical recommendations. IJA online.) Read AudA member Rachel Gibson’s review of the research in Audiology Now Issue 92 – available online for members!

Holistic hearing rehabilitation is about putting the client front and centre in everything you do and say. It’s about identifying with the client and working with them to explore their social and emotional wellbeing and their individual needs and wants.

Is This The Sound Exchange Stream for You?

Have you ever wondered why some of your clients report improved social activity and less loneliness after fitting with hearing devices while others with similar audiograms do not? Do you want to explore these individual differences and learn how to approach a delicate conversation about feelings and emotions? Then this is The Sound Exchange stream for you!

Do you want to improve and enhance your clinical conversations, talking with like-minded audiologists on how we can help our clients share the information we need to improve their hearing rehabilitation?

Do you want to learn how to develop trust and support your client’s listening goals while avoiding compassion fatigue and managing your clinical day?

Then THIS is The Sound Exchange stream for you!

Learn The 5-Step Plan for Holistic Hearing Rehabilitation and create an implementation plan that outlines how you can practically apply this model in your clinic by attending The Sound Exchange ’24.

Register at The Sound Exchange ’24 website today.

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