Teleaudiology is a service delivery option that offers a range of benefits for hearing health care practitioners, providers and consumers including improved access to care for people who find it difficult to attend in-person hearing care appointments.
These new Guidelines are designed to support practitioners deliver hearing care, safely and effectively, using telecommunications.
The Guidelines draw on available evidence as well as guidance developed by organisations with expertise in the remote delivery of hearing or health care.
They are the product of extensive consultation with Alliance members, individual practitioners, providers, consumers and other stakeholders with an interest in improving access to hearing health care.
To encourage the adoption of teleaudiology, Audiology Australia has developed companion resources for practitioners and is arranging educational opportunities over the coming year. Consumer resources will be released in July to help consumers start a conversation with a practitioner about teleaudiology as an option for their hearing care.
The Guidelines can be downloaded here.