What is it about?
ABSTRACT Introduction: Internationally several institutions suggest minimum standards for the conduct of audiological procedures. This aims to ensure the quality of auditory assessments. This is of importance in Chile due to the implementation of hearing programs under the Explicit Health Guarantees (EHG). Aim: To document common audiological practices of Medical Technologist in order to development standardized protocols for audiological assessment. Material and method: An online-based questionnaire with 38 questions was provided through social networks and by email to members of the Chilean Society of Audiology and Otoneurology. Results: One hundred and twenty one completed surveys were analysed. About 70% of respondents work in the central region of Chile. Procedures such as pure audiometry, tympanometry and speech audiometry were frequently performed by respondents. Respondents followed international guidelines. Conclusion: There is a high adherence to international recommendations when conducting the most common procedures performed in audiology clinics in Chile by the Medical Technologists who responded to the survey. Key words: Audiometry, hearing tests, audiological practices.
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