eAudiology

Gain a Better Understanding of eAudiology  

eAudiology refers to the entire suite of technologies and services that enable remote provision of audiologic care at each stage along with the patient journey. These tools offer great potential to alter existing service delivery models and improve overall access to services.  

“It’s all about improving access to care, making engagement with professionals easier and empowering patients by giving them more control over their experience,” said Dr. Christine Jones, Au.D., Phonak Vice President. 

“It’s all about improving access to care, making engagement with professionals easier and empowering patients by giving them more control over their experience.” —Dr. Christine Jones, Au.D., Phonak Vice President

Read more about the benefits of eAudiology and how Phonak is helping hearing care professionals to learn more about this online tool.   

eAudiology: An Added Patient Value 

According to Jones, there are numerous ways that hearing care professionals can utilize eAudiology solutions in order to add value for their patients.  

  • More widespread availability of audiological services can help us to raise awareness about hearing loss and encourage people to seek meaningful intervention.  
  • The availability of remote hearing aid follow-ups can have several advantages for patients.  
  • Different methods of service delivery help us to tailor our services to the unique needs and desires of each patient.  

Benefit to Hearing Care Professionals 

There’s also value to hearing care professionals for incorporating eAudiology.  

“It offers the provider the chance to fine tune devices in specific situations where a patient has some persistent difficulty or complaints, allowing for increased personalization,” said Jones. 

Plus, eAudiology solutions could also make family-centered care more feasible. “They allow family members, for whom it may be inconvenient to attend clinic appointments, to get involved with the consultation and process of planning the treatment plan and reporting on outcomes,” she added.   

Introducing eAudiology Series From Phonak 

Many hearing care professionals are unsure where to begin. We want to help guide you to incorporate this new technology into your practice in a way that will be fruitful for your business and your patients. That’s why we’re so excited to share our brand-new eAudiology education series. 

“eAudiology will make patient engagement easier, add value through more personalized care, and provide hearing care professionals and patients more tools to facilitate better satisfaction and outcomes in daily life.” 

Found on Phonak Learning, the eAudiology lecture series will be delivered once per month, starting May 9. Each monthly talk will be presented by an industry professional and will focus on a specific eAudiology topic as well as how you can implement it. Each talk will also be recorded, so if you cannot attend the live presentation, you still have the opportunity to participate.  

First Course Available May 9 

Available live on Wednesday, May 9, on Phonak Learning, “An Introduction to eAudiology” will cover key topic areas, including: 

  • A current definition of tele-audiology and understanding of related terminology,  
  • Information on the advancements in policy and key practice change considerations, and  
  • Discussion around the methods and modalities of service delivery, technological advancements and clinical implementation factors. 

This course will be presented by Danielle Glista, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate and Adjunct Professor at Western University’s National Centre for Audiology in London. Click here to register for the course.  

Not available on May 9? A recording will be made available after the live course date.  

“eAudiology will make patient engagement easier, add value through more personalized care, and provide hearing care professionals and patients more tools to facilitate better satisfaction and outcomes in daily life,” said Jones.