Hearing aid adjustment: Translating symptom descriptions into treatment and dealing with expectations

Heinemann, Trine, Matthews, Ben and Raudaskoski, Pirkko (2012). Hearing aid adjustment: Translating symptom descriptions into treatment and dealing with expectations. In Maria Egbert and Arnulf Deppermann (Ed.), Hearing aids communication: Integrating social interaction, audiology and user centrered desighn to improve communication with hearing loss and hearing technologies (pp. 113-124) Mannheim, Germany: Verlag für Gesprächsforschung.

Author Heinemann, Trine
Matthews, Ben
Raudaskoski, Pirkko
Title of chapter Hearing aid adjustment: Translating symptom descriptions into treatment and dealing with expectations
Title of book Hearing aids communication: Integrating social interaction, audiology and user centrered desighn to improve communication with hearing loss and hearing technologies
Place of Publication Mannheim, Germany
Publisher Verlag für Gesprächsforschung
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
ISBN 9783936656404
Editor Maria Egbert
Arnulf Deppermann
Chapter number 12
Start page 113
End page 124
Total pages 12
Total chapters 16
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Conversation analytic research on clinical encounters shows that interactional conduct can be consequential for diagnosis, treatment and compliance. Problems reported for doctor-patient interaction can also be identified in Danish audiological encounters. There are, however, also specific aspects to the interaction during hearing aid fitting. This report of a Danish pilot study describes two such problems. The first problem arises from the requirement that the audiologist needs to ‘translate’ the patient’s subjective hearing description for making technological decisions. The second problem is the way in which the hearing aid user’s implicit and often unrealistic expectations are handled. This kind of research has potential application for developing a model of best practices.
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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