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Counseling-Infused Audiologic Care, written by John Greer Clark, PhD and Kristina M. English, PhD, is developed as a straight forward, practical guide to audiological rehabilitation. Founded on evidence-based practice, the authors present counseling principlesthat lead to an enhanced appreciation for and understanding of the audiologist’s fundamental role in helping patients to 1) fully appreciate the impact of hearing loss, 2) form their own internal motivation to move forward with rehabilitation, and 3) ultimately attain the personal empowerment requisite to successful execution of treatment recommendations.The text emphasizes the humanistic side of audiology through a personal adjustment counseling approach, along with clear descriptions, and frequent demonstration presented through vignettes of day-to-day application of counseling and hearing rehabilitation principles, this is a balanced, hands-on, practical guide to a patient-centered approach to audiologic treatment.
The American Academy of Audiology and the American Board of Audiology allows audiology practitioners to receive continuing education credits by reading Counseling-Infused Audiologic Care and taking a multiple examination assessment after each of five modules (each comprised of several chapters).
John Greer Clark, PhD, is an associate professor of audiology at the University of Cincinnati, holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Louisville, and is president of Clark Audiology, LLC, a private practice in Middletown, OH. A past Chair of the American Board of Audiology, and a past President of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, he has authored, co-authored or co-edited a number of textbooks, book chapters, and articles on hearing loss and hearing help.
Kristina English, PhD, is a professor at the University of Akron/NOAC. She has authored, co-authored, or edited eight books and 21 chapters, and has presented over 200 workshops and papers in the US, Canada, and Europe, primarily on the topic of audiologic counseling. Her volunteer activities include five years of service as a Board member for the American Academy of Audiology, including a term as President in 2009-2010.
Table of Contents
1. Audiologic Counseling Defined
2. Emotional Responses to Hearing Loss
3. Approaches to Counseling
4. Building Patient-Centric Relationships
5. The Initial Audiologic Consultation
6. Counseling Considerations for the Pediatric Patient
7. Counseling Considerations for the Teen-Aged Patient
8. Counseling Considerations for the Adult Patient
9. The Hearing Aid Consultation Process
10. Counseling Considerations for the Elderly Patient
11. Patient Education
12. Counseling toward Better Communication
13. Group Counseling within Hearing Loss Intervention
14. Multicultural Considerations in Clinical Practice
Afterword: The Risk of Empathy Fatigue