Family members can help patients with hearing loss make decisions about their management options. And when supportive, they can even increase the uptake of hearing aids.
Welcome to our brand-new podcast series on Family-Centered Care! In the first episode, Louise Hickson tells us why there is no need for mixed feelings about involving the family into hearing care. Listen in!
An extended version of the FOCAS tool, the FOCAS–ME, has the potential to address the emotional impact of hearing loss on both clients and their families, removing barriers to hearing aid adoption.
When schedules and distance prevent families from attending consults, technology offers hearing care professionals an easy and convenient solution.
Once we identify the obstacles that are preventing us from implementing a family-centered approach, we can brainstorm and find facilitators to overcome them.
Bringing adults with hearing loss and their family members together to problem solve day-to-day communication is a brilliant way to provide family-centered hearing care.