Listening and Learning: Using Telepractice to Serve Children and Adults with Hearing Loss Families of children with hearing loss and adults who also have been diagnosed with hearing loss require audiologic management, effective hearing technology, and consistent intervention or rehabilitation to improve their communication. Parents of young children with hearing loss who have chosen a listening and spoken language approach, such as Auditory-Verbal ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2014
Listening and Learning: Using Telepractice to Serve Children and Adults with Hearing Loss
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Corinne Galvan
    School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Elizabeth Case
    School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • K. Todd Houston
    School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Financial Disclosure: Corinne Galvan is a Speech-Language Pathology Student at The University of Akron. Elizabeth Case is a Speech-Language Pathology Student and Graduate Technician at The University of Akron. K. Todd Houston is an Associate Professor at The University of Akron.
    Financial Disclosure: Corinne Galvan is a Speech-Language Pathology Student at The University of Akron. Elizabeth Case is a Speech-Language Pathology Student and Graduate Technician at The University of Akron. K. Todd Houston is an Associate Professor at The University of Akron.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Corinne Galvan has previously published in the subject area. Elizabeth Case has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. K. Todd Houston has previously published in the subject area.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Corinne Galvan has previously published in the subject area. Elizabeth Case has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. K. Todd Houston has previously published in the subject area.×
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Hearing Disorders / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2014
Listening and Learning: Using Telepractice to Serve Children and Adults with Hearing Loss
SIG 18 Perspectives on Telepractice, March 2014, Vol. 4, 11-22. doi:10.1044/teles4.1.11
SIG 18 Perspectives on Telepractice, March 2014, Vol. 4, 11-22. doi:10.1044/teles4.1.11

Families of children with hearing loss and adults who also have been diagnosed with hearing loss require audiologic management, effective hearing technology, and consistent intervention or rehabilitation to improve their communication. Parents of young children with hearing loss who have chosen a listening and spoken language approach, such as Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT), may struggle to find qualified providers who can deliver these services. Similarly, adults with hearing loss also may find it challenging to enroll in aural rehabilitation services due to a lack of availability. The Telepractice and eLearning Laboratory (TeLL) in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Akron has developed a model of telepractice service delivery to provide AVT to families of young children with hearing loss and adult aural rehabilitation services. This paper describes the rationale for establishing these services and a general framework that guides service delivery.

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