Overview

eAudiology

eAudiology incorporates all information and learnings related to telehealth and eHealth facilitating remote support of audiological rehabilitation.

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The latest from eAudiology

Connected Hearing Healthcare – special supplement

Investigating the benefits of connected health, the International Journal of Audiology special supplement has contributions by experts around the world.

Connected Hearing Healthcare – special supplement

Explore the special supplement of the International Journal of Audiology, filled with articles by international experts in the field.

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Hearing screening apps can expand equitable hearing care service delivery

Discover how hearing screening access can be increased (and time to intervention potentially decreased) by using trained non-health care community workers.1

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mHealth apps can (re)move walls for your first-time hearing aid user

Learn how you can extend your aural rehabilitative reach beyond your office with mHealth apps that provide first-time hearing aid users benefit beyond a face-to-face office visit.2

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Insights on developing a quality remote fitting plan

Explore how to improve quality of remote hearing health care by recognizing and addressing healthcare provider concerns and challenges.3

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Evidence that eAudiology removes barriers to access and affords more choice

This scoping review of numerous, relatively recent studies reveal that hearing care via tele-health has emerged as a positive service delivery model by removing barriers for access to care and affording more choice to patients and providers.4

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A mixed approach (of both remote and in-person appointments) can be successful

Are you wanting to incorporate more eAudiology services into your practice? Read more on how a mixed approach of both in-person and telehealth follow-up appointments can be a part of a successful patient aural rehabilitation journey.5

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Smartphone apps can benefit your patients in their hearing rehabilitative care

This study of Timmer and colleagues provide convincing evidence on remote hearing rehabilitative care supported by smartphone apps. It showed that apps can provide patient benefit and may be used to augment patient care beyond 

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eHealth intervention for pediatric follow-up hearing aid appointments can positively impact parental knowledge and hearing aid management

In this pilot study, parents of children using hearing aids found eHealth support meaningful and useable. Pediatric audiologists may choose to enhance their typical information delivery to parents with a similar eHealth model.7

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An mHealth tool that can help you personalize hearing aid fittings and meet real-world needs

This pediatric-focused article describes how including in-situ measurements such as EMA (Ecological Momentary Assessment) can help you understand a listener’s unique experiences outside of the clinic. With this tool, you can potentially personalize hearing aid fittings to meet real-world needs.8

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Highlights

Keep an eye on eAudiology

Interested in the latest research investigating the benefits of connected health? Read this blog post.

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Have you adopted remote hearing aid support?

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A perfect digital couple

Phonak eSolutions with Remote Support provides the tools hearing care professionals need to deliver quality hearing care.

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Digital service delivery

Our eSolutions enable hearing care professionals to incorporate digital hearing healthcare services into their client’s journey.

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Phonak eLearning

We are commited to assisting you in adopting digital services into your practice. Join the Phonak eLearning courses on eAudiology today (where available).

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Phonak Audiology Blog
 

Phonak Audiology Blog

Short and easy-to-read blog posts on eAudiology and other latest developments in audiology and beyond.

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References:

  1. Dawood, N.,  Mahomed-Asmail, F.,   Louw, C.  & Swanepoel, D. W.  (2020).  Mhealth hearing screening for children by non-specialist health workers in communities.  International Journal of Audiology. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2020.1829719
  2. Ferguson, M. A.,  Maidment, D. W., Gomez, R., Coulson, N. & Wharrad, H. (2020). The feasibility of an m-health educational programme (m2Hear) to improve outcomes in first-time hearing aid users. International Journal of Audiology. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2020.1825839
  3. Glista, D., O’Hagan, R., Moodie, S. & Scollie, S.  (2020). An examination of clinical uptake factors for remote hearing aid support: a concept mapping study with audiologists.  International Journal of Audiology. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2020.1795281
  4. Muñoz, K., Nagaraj, N. K. & Nichols, N.  (2020).  Applied tele-audiology research in clinical practice during the past decade: a scoping review. International Journal of Audiology. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2020.1817994
  5. Tao, K. F. M., Moreira, T. D. C., Jayakody, D. M. P., Swanepoel, D. W., Brennan-Jones, C. G., Coetzee, L., & Eikelboom, R. H. (2020). Teleaudiology hearing aid fitting follow-up consultations for adults: single blinded crossover randomised control trial and cohort studies. International Journal of Audiology. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2020.1805804
  6. Timmer, B. H. B., Launer, S. & Hickson, L.  (2020). Using smartphone technology to support the adult audiologic rehabilitation journey. International Journal of Audiology. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2020.1854483
  7. Muñoz, K., San Miguel, G. G., Barrett, T. S., Kasin, C., Baughman, K., Reynolds, B., Ritter, C., Larsen, M., Whicker, J. J. & Twohig, M. P. (2021): eHealth parent education for hearing aid management: a pilot randomized controlled trial, International Journal of Audiology, DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1886354
  8. Glista, D., O’Hagan, R., Van Eeckhoutte, M., Lai, Y. & Scollie, S. (2021). The use of ecological momentary assessment to evaluate real-world aided outcomes with children. International Journal of Audiology. doi:10.1080/14992027.2021.1881629