Tele-Audiology as a Means to Increasing Access to Audiologic Services
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. Department of Speech and Hearing Science. Doctor of Audiology Capstone Projects. 2013
The need for audiologic services is significant across the world. Barriers to accessing health and health-related services in developing countries and in remote and rural areas of developed countries results in a greater need of those services. Tele-audiology is a proposed solution to the lack of access to audiologic services. While there are many considerations for providing services via tele-audiology, including the limitations to tele-audiology, studies have shown that tele-audiology can result in reliable and valid test results. Audiology services have been provided successfully using tele-audiology both within and across countries. Tele-audiology is an option for increasing audiologic services to those who need them.