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An Integrative Hearing Healthcare Model for Outpatient Clinics

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1.  The purpose of integrating hearing health into outpatient encounters is:
  1. To early identify and provide intervention to adults with mild to moderate hearing loss who currently do-not seek hearing health services.
  2. To ensure patients with untreated hearing loss are provided hearing assistance to ensure effective communication with their provider.
  3. To expand hearing services beyond the audiology clinic to increase awareness of hearing health and the importance of early identification and treatment.
  4. All the above
2.  A recent study published in JAMA Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, indicated older adults with untreated hearing loss:
  1. show no difference in hospital healthcare costs compared to adults with no hearing loss.
  2. show higher healthcare costs and increased patient visits compared to adults with no hearing loss.
  3. show increased follow-up visits and increased costs for outpatient visits only compared to adults with no hearing loss.
  4. None of the above
3.  Individuals with untreated hearing loss are more likely to suffer from:
  1. Social Isolation
  2. Depression
  3. Lower wages and employment rates
  4. All of the above
4.  The following product can be used to obtain a quick hearing check on adults in patient waiting areas:
  1. Kiosk Hearing Screener
  2. Hand-held hearing screener
  3. Tablet Based Hearing Screener
  4. Hearing Health Questionnaire
5.  Published National reports and studies regarding adult hearing healthcare recommend the following except:
  1. Improve access to hearing services
  2. Annual aural rehabilitation classes
  3. Innovative models of hearing healthcare delivery
  4. Increase public awareness of hearing health
6.  According to National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health, hearing loss is
  1. The third most common chronic physical condition in tbe United States.and twice as prevalent as diabetes or cancer
  2. The second most common chô€€›onic physical condition in the United States arid is less prevalent than diabetes
  3. A public health problem
  4. Greatest in male adults between the ages, 45-55
7.  Barriers in current hearing health delivery model include the following except:
  1. Hearing loss falls under Medical Model of Disability
  2. No requirement for adult hearing screening
  3. Access to hearing healthcare is difficult, delayed, and expensive
  4. Healthcare providers value hearing as a critical sense
8.  These are reasons why it is the right time to change hearing healthcare:
  1. Aging Baby Boomer Population
  2. Over the Counter (OTC) Legislation
  3. Both A and B
  4. None of the above
9.  The three primary components of integrated hearing healthcare in outpatient clinics consist of the following except:
  1. Education to Providers and Patients
  2. Individual Hearing Screening
  3. Assistive Listening Device Assessment
  4. Intervention, Treatment and Follow-up
10.  Integration of Hearing Health into Outpatient Clinics will:
  1. Increase overall revenue for type organization
  2. Ensure effective patient -provider communication
  3. Provide touchpoints throughout the lifespan to prevent, mitigate and move patients to earlier diagnosis and treatment
  4. All of the above

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