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Other than your audiogram, how do you assess a patients needs?
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Caloric test, Auditory reflex testing, Tympanometry OH MY! There are a number of tests you can perform on your patients depending on their symptoms. If you are applying for a position within a clinic that specializes in cochlear implants then discuss your experience with Electrocochleography and Video Head Impulse Tests. Know the speciality and speak to the testing that would be performed there.
Answer examples
"I work closely with our SLP's to develop a plan for the patient after performing an audiogram."

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User-Submitted Answers

Other than your audiogram, how do you assess a patients needs?
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Questionnaires (such as the HHIE), Speech in Noise testing,
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Outcome measures and verification.
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Patient-centred interviewing is key to assess the impact on their lives and particular areas they are struggling in. Other objective tests can also be used.
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Ask them about their social situations and lifestyle.
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Talking to them, asking about group conversations television telephone. Speech tests, asking family members.
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I think it all starts with the case history. And in many ways this is most important because you can understand the concerns of needs of the patient. Really listening to the patient helps you to see them as an individual and not an audiogram. When I do test I start with tymps and reflexes, then speech testing which gives an overall picture of where to expect my pure tones. Then air conduction, bone. Then I explain results and develop a treatment plan.
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Case history, patient questionnaire, discussion.
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History, questionnaire, discussion with patient re: lifestyle.
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With the screening evaluation of hearing sensitivity.
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Speaking to them and if audiogram revealed anything that may need additonal testing or referral.
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Patients medical records, having a converstation with the patient.
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Communicate with them see where theyre coming from and what it is they yearn help for.
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Discuss difficulties they are having with their communication and hearing. What are some things they would like to hear but canot.
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Discuss difficulties they are having with their communication and hearing. What are some things they would like to hear but canot.
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Go through patient medical history e. G. Noise exposure or medication talk to significant other like wife or children observe the body language of the patient e. G. Can they hear when you wiper to them ( low frequency) tinnitus.
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Self reported disability such as outcome measures, dexterity, eye sight, communication needs e. G. Family, social life, hearing and medical history,
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Case history, client centered questionnaire.
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Case History, Physiological and other behavioural tests whenever/whichever is necessary.
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By communicating with him, his family members,
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Case history, tympanometry.
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According to patient need.
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Patient history and reasons for coming into the office, an otoscopic evaluation, a tympanogram, and a VNG are all ways to assess a patient's needs.
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History tympanogram speech testing.
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Following patients history an profession..
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By asking questions and taking notes on kind of difficulties they are having.
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Immittance audiomety. Otoacoustic emmisions. Otoscope. ABR
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A very detailed history, creating an Individual management plan (shared informed decisions), tymps.
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I will ask about the history of their hearing loss.
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-what are the most disturbing for him about not being able to hear.
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Questionnaires, tympanometry, speech test, stapedial reflexes, OAE's.
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Focus on a case history interview. Focusing on questions regarding patients challenges.
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Use a case history interview focusing on the complications and problems the patient faces on a daily basis with regards to her hearing and communication.
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Tympanometry, patient questionnaires, patient history.
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Through general case history, examing the ear with an otoscope, oae, bera etc.
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Asking specific questions.
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Through subjective measures, such as questionnaires, clients motivation and lifestyle.
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Based on the case history and other tests such as ABR .. And also looking into the assistive information from any scan or MRI findings.
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Speech audiometry, tympanometry, oae, abr.
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Via a thorough history or using other diagnostic tests such as tympanometry. Also thoroughly checking the ears could be a form of assessment.
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Case history, questionnaires about what they want to receive from AR or hearing aids, etc.
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There's a lot of subjective test out there for us to do such as tymps, otoscopy, tuning forks, and objective tests such as accoustic reflex, OAE, ABRs.
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Taking detailed history and having general conversation with them and also using speech testing and tymps.
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Talking, looking at motivation, questionnaires, involving significant others, history taking, tympanometry, oae.
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Electrophysiology, real ear measures, tympanometry, OAEs.
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Through observations of their gestures, their movements, through questioning,
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What are the duties and responsibilities of someone working in this occupation? What do you like about this occupation? What do you dislike about this occupation? What is your educational background? What is a typical day like for you? What is the salary range for someone in this occupation? What is your most satisfying experience so far? What advice do you have for someone considering this career field?
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Otoscopy, dexterity, vision, any previous ear surgery, outcome measures such as COSI, GHABP/GHADP or IOI-HA, management plan.