Make teleaudiology services open to everyone who need help with hearing in pandemic period.
The Goal. Make teleaudiology services open to everyone who need help with hearing in pandemic period.
The Problem. The global COVID-19 pandemic has caught us by surprise. People are now forced to stay at home, schools have been shut down, and hospitals have canceled or postponed nonessential surgeries and procedures, including those related to hearing.
The Solution. With Teleaudiology services the more traditional face-to-face model of hearing care can be modified to fit the needs of those individuals that are not able to make it to the office. With current hearing aid technology, audiologists can now provide the needed fittings and adjustments of hearing aids with telecare monitoring. If you are at home or in a restaurant setting and experience some sort of difficulty hearing, you can reach out to doctor right away and he will be able to make the needed adjustments based on the presenting concerns. Secure video conferencing can also be used to speak, demonstrate and counsel the patient regarding their device or other hearing related needs.
The benefits of digital telecare are in line with other professions that have been well documented and reported on when it comes to telemedicine.
1) Convenience Through video, Web chat, or phone, audiologists can follow up quickly and address questions or concerns in a similar manner as if it was an office environment.
2) Less time in the waiting room. Telecare eliminates the wait times and the inconvenience it may cause when waiting to get back to your daily routines.
3) Privacy assurance. Telemedicine complies with HIPAA laws, which aim to prevent private or secure medical documents from being leaked.
Improving communication is the ultimate goal for our hearing care professionals at Audiology Island, and with the use of Teleaudiology, this goal can now be reached in the comfort of your own homes.
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Petition to: Audiology clinics