During the month of October, Phonak invited a select group of hearing healthcare experts to provide evidence-based recommendations to hearing care providers on how to better engage family members.
“Hearing health impacts everyone involved in the life of someone challenged with hearing issues, especially family and loved ones. However, we know from research that a low percentage of significant others are actually involved in the hearing healthcare process. We also know that hearing outcomes are far better when families are involved, positively impacting overall patient satisfaction.”
– Professor Louise Hickson, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Coming together with a common goal and objective of increasing awareness and clinical practice surrounding family involvement in the hearing loss journey, this initiative aims to provide scientifically based evidence supporting the importance of family involvement throughout the entire process.
“This initiative is based on scientific evidence showing that involving the family results in increased uptake of hearing healthcare and better outcomes.”
– Ora Buerkli-Halevy, Vice President, Global Audiology, Phonak AG