As lower-priced OTC devices become available to consumers, the need to address other factors that influence patient treatment readiness will increase in importance. Hearing care professionals must be prepared to address factors such as stigma if they want to effectively improve the uptake rate or hearing device usage and lower the age of first-time buyers. This podcast presents a strategy for addressing stigma through targeted patient education.
Course created on October 31, 2022
- After this course, participants with be able to define stigma as it relates to hearing heath.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how stigma influences patient readiness for treatment.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to implement a patient education plan that reduces stigma and increases hearing aid uptake.
|5-20 Minutes||What are the factors that influence treatment readiness for patients|
|20-30 Minutes||What role does stigma play and how can it be effectively addressed through device provision and education|
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.
Nancy M. Williams
Nancy W. Williams is the founder and president of Auditory Insight, LLC. She has published articles in publications such as Hearing Journal, MedCity News, and Hearing Loss Magazine. She served on the Board of the Hearing Health Foundation for four years. Nancy holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Stanford University in Quantitative Economics, both with distinction.
Financial: Nancy Williams is the founder and president of Auditory Insight, LLC. Non-financial: Nancy Williams has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
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