Outcomes measurement is where the "rubber hits the road" in contemporary audiology. This new release is devoted to preparing clinicians and students to demonstrate service-delivery effectiveness in all areas and for all sites of professional practice. An exemplar of effectiveness, this sprightly text takes a nuts-and-bolts approach on how to provide data for early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs, diagnostic audiology, aural habilitation, aural rehabilitation, and hearing conservation. Attention is given to cochlear implants, hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and sound-field FM amplification. This is the most likely text that students will keep on their desks in their careers in hearing health care networks, private practice, elderly health care facilities, public schools, speech and hearing clinics, and university training programs. Clinicians will appreciate the clear, concise, and logical presentation as well as the forms and checklists on the CD-ROM
Section Iand the Audiologist. Introduction to Outcomes Measurement. Levels of Evidence. Measurement Methods. Computer Applications in Outcomes Measurement. Measurement in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Programs. Outcomes Measurement in Diagnostic Audiology. Outcomes Measurement in Hearing Conservation. Outcomes Measurement for Aural Habilitation. Outcomes Measurement in Aural Rehabilitation. Section III: OUTCOMES MEASUREMENT ACROSS SERVICE-DELIVERY SITES. Outcomes Measurement for Hearing Health-Care Networks. Outcomes Measurement for Health Care Facilities for the Elderly. Outcomes Measurement for Public Schools. Measuring Outcomes for University Training Programs. The Future of Outcomes Measurement in Audiology.