Hearing loss is a common chronic condition which is often poorly recognized but can have multiple negative impacts, not just on the lives of those directly affected, but also those living with them. People with impaired hearing may begin a long and uncertain journey involving a number of key stages, from emerging awareness and help-seeking, to diagnosis, adjustment, and self-evaluation.
Based on a model of person-centered audiological rehabilitation, this book explains why it is important to understand both patients’ own experiences, and those of their communication partners, over time. It focuses particularly on the human dynamics of hearing loss, exploring the broader consequences of hearing loss for the individual, family members, and wider society. In particular the book:
With its explicit aim to increase awareness of the need to include the patient and close relatives in the process of rehabilitation, this new text makes an important contribution to further improve evidence-based practice in the field of audiological rehabilitation. An ideal text for audiology, ENT, and nursing students of all levels.
Preface1. Introduction Vinaya Manchaiah and Berth Danermark 2. International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and Hearing Loss Berth Danermar and Sarah Granberg 3. Journey of person with hearing lossVinaya Manchaiah and Berth Danermark 4. Communication partners’ journey through their partners hearing loss Vinaya Manchaiah and Berth Danermark 5. Pre-awareness: Coping communication difficulties without realising hearing loss Sam Trychin 6. Awareness: Understanding and becoming aware of hearing loss Joseph Montano 7. Movement: Making Steps to Seek Information, Help and Intervention Patricia McCarthy 8. Diagnostics: Hearing Assessment and Decision Making Fei Zhao 9. Rehabilitation: Learning and Adapting to New Methods Vinay S. Nagaraj 10. Self-Evaluation: Reflecting on the Experiences and if the Rehabilitation has made a Difference to Life Condition Rebecca Kelly-Campbell 11. Resolution - Part 1: (Re)capturing the Conversation Berth Danermark 12. Resolution - Part 2: Continuing to Adapt and Live with Hearing Loss Sophia Kramer, Marieke Pronk and Mariska Stam 13. Examples of the Journey through Hearing Loss Ann-Christine Gullacksen 14, Practice Implications of Patient Journey ModelHans Henrik Philipsen and Melanie Gregory