Behavioral Insights can be used to understand and support hearing health decision-making, particularly in the appointment setting. An overview of empowering the individual's first awareness of hearing loss to hearing aid fitting and then to becoming an active hearing aid user will be covered.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course course 37216, " Innovation in Hearing Healthcare presented in partnership with the National Acoustic Laboratories." ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 37216.
Course created on October 19, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to explain common cognitive biases and breakdowns in communication that can occur in the appointment setting and be able to identify strategies to overcome these.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the concept of empowerment and the relationship between empowerment and health outcomes among people living with chronic health conditions, and gain an understanding of what empowerment looks like and the role it plays at different stages of the hearing rehabilitation journey.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss a multi-site qualitative study was used to gain insights from people with lived experience of hearing loss to produce a conceptual framework of empowerment upon which clinical assessments of empowerment and interventions to increase empowerment can be built.
|Using Behavioral Insights to improve hearing health decision making
|Behavioral Insights Q & A
|Understanding Empowerment along the hearing health journey
|Empowerment Q & A
Simon Alperstein is a Behavioral Scientist at NAL. He completed his Master of Science in Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Simon’s work at NAL involves conducting research into the health decisions of individuals and developing solutions for the public informed by Behavioral Science that increase help-seeking behaviors and motivate individuals to reduce their risk of experiencing hearing loss. He also looks at patient and clinician interactions in the clinical setting, identifying biases and employing nudges to help individuals make informed choices that improve their health.
Paola Incerti has worked as Senior Research Audiologist at the National Acoustic Laboratories since 2009. She currently leads a large, multi-centre study funded by the Australian Government Department of Health evaluating the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of upgrading cochlear implant sound processors in older adults. Paola has a strong background in hearing device rehabilitation research, with a focus on optimizing listening devices to improve outcomes in children and adults. Paola’s main research interest, and area of audiological expertise, is in the field of cochlear implantation. Particular interests include the prescription of electric and acoustic stimulation (cochlear implants, hearing aids and bimodal devices), and considerations about fitting configuration (i.e., same or opposite ears). Through her current and previous roles, she has co-authored several scientific papers and a book chapter.
Financial: Paola Incerti is employed by NAL. Her research presented in this course was funded by WS Audiology. Non-financial: Paola Incerti has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
In lieu of honorarium, a donation has been made to the NAL student internship program.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by the National Acoustics Laboratories in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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