Do audiologists really need standards regarding the practice of clinical audiology? At least one group of audiologists thinks so, and that’s the members of Audiology Practice Standards Organization (APSO). This organization was created a few years ago with the purpose of developing, maintaining, and promoting national standards for the practice of audiology. The APSO recently published their first standard: General Patient Intake. In this podcast, Brian Taylor talks with Patricia Gaffney, the chair of APSO, to discuss why these standards were created and how they can be implemented in any clinic.
Course created on November 22, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to define clinical standards for adult hearing aid fittings.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe APSO clinical standards and how they were developed.
- After this course, participants will be able to compare and contrast APSO clinical standards to previously published clinical guidelines and protocols from other professional organizations.
|0-10 Minutes||Define APSO and why they exist as an organization|
|10-20 Minutes||Describe the differences between standards and guidelines|
|20-30 Minutes||Describe how APSO standards can be implemented into a clinical practice|
Senior Director, Audiology, Signia
Brian Taylor, AuD is currently the senior director of audiology for Signia. He serves at editor-at-large for Hearing Health and Technology Matters, a leading professional blog, and editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly publication of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Taylor has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and books on topics ranging from hearing aids to practice management.
Patricia Gaffney, AuD has a bachelor's degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and earned her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. She joined the audiology department at Nova Southeastern University in 2007. Her specialty is vestibular diagnostics and treatment and amplification. She teaches didactically and clinically with the Nova Southeastern University AuD students. She is also adjunct faculty for the Bachelor of Health Science program and previously with the Speech-Language Pathology program. Prior to NSU, she worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami, FL. Professionally she has served as a member of the American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors and the AudiologyNOW! convention chair in 2013.
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