April 25, 2011

Note to Some Audiologists

Note to Some Audiologists,
  • Please use clear and legible hand writing. Some of us have to read, understand, and explain audiograms for our jobs.  
  • It helps to provide aided audiograms, if possible. 
  • Please take the time to explain to patients and parents or caregivers of patients what their audiogram means in layman's terms. It also helps to clearly explain what their hearing loss is in ways they can understand. 
    • Do not provide incomplete audiograms or audiograms that looked as if they have been plotted  by aliens.  
    Thank you,


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    1. Believe it or not, it has been a long time since I used paper/pen to communicate with others. It's always either phone or laptop (a few times using desktop if happen to be in an office).

      I personally am not crazy about paper/pen at all. I even use my phone to order coffee, food, etc at any places.

      Oh gosh, I don't remember when was the last time I actually used paper/pen. So I'd suggest for y'all is to use computer to communicate.

      So fast, so easy, and not to mention typing is easier to read. :-D Every audiologist's offices are always equipment with either laptop or desktop computers so I don't see why not.

      A couple of years ago, I went to get mine tested so I can get digital hearing aids, one time Jes couldn't make it. So we communicated using their laptop.

      Paper/pen is so ancient now, ha ha.

    2. Agreed. The laptop would be the best way to communicate and explain the audiograms. They should have some sort of pre written audiogram templates to help explain the sounds and what the audiogram means. The patient and dr can sit down and talk about it together while reading or pointing things out from the computer or printout from the computer. The computer can be a great asset in terms of communicating with the deaf in situations like this. Sometimes people underestimate the power of visual communication or simply don't think of it.

    3. I have not thought about how some people would communicate with their audiologist without the use of pen and paper or an interpreter.

      Using laptop to communicate is a great idea. Pen and paper is so last year, agreed, ha, ha.


    4. I think the audiogram is best for testing the type of the hearing loss. I am in search of the best atlanta audiologist. Please share some suggestions.


    Keep it civil.