What is it about?
Values represent what is emphasized or prioritized by a person or system. This work identifies values in the system of best-practice audiology in the United States. We found that subjective benefit, professional duties, and self-efficacy are central to audiology.
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Why is it important?
With a comprehensive list of values in audiology, we have built a foundation to compare values in competing hearing healthcare systems. The introduction of new systems like teleaudiology and over-the-counter hearing aids threaten to challenge values in the traditional system. This work facilitates values comparisons between hearing healthcare systems.
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This page is a summary of: Core Values in the Traditional Provision of Hearing Health Care, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, February 2023, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2022_jslhr-22-00540.
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