Committee Corner: Back to Basics: Documenting Hearing Status in Adults In today’s fast-paced medical environment, when we hardly have time to do an adequate evaluation of speech, language, and cognitive status, it’s easy to overlook something that is not likely to provide the information we need to make a diagnosis, determine prognosis, and develop a treatment plan. That something is ... Committee Corner
Committee Corner  |   June 01, 2003
Committee Corner: Back to Basics: Documenting Hearing Status in Adults
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Committee Corner
Committee Corner   |   June 01, 2003
Committee Corner: Back to Basics: Documenting Hearing Status in Adults
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2003, Vol. 13, 24. doi:10.1044/nnsld13.2.24
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2003, Vol. 13, 24. doi:10.1044/nnsld13.2.24
In today’s fast-paced medical environment, when we hardly have time to do an adequate evaluation of speech, language, and cognitive status, it’s easy to overlook something that is not likely to provide the information we need to make a diagnosis, determine prognosis, and develop a treatment plan. That something is the hearing screening, an integral part of any speech-language evaluation that often gets eliminated when time is limited.
ASHA’s Preferred Practice Patterns (1997) section 12/2, Language Assessment in Adults, clearly states that hearing status should be documented as part of the evaluation. Therefore, unless the patient has had a recent hearing evaluation or screening, the responsibility falls to us as speech-language pathologists.
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