Importance of Motivational Interviewing Therapeutic Techniques in Audiology Clinical Work
Creators:Livorno, Kristyn A.
Advisor:Bielefeld, Eric C.
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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. 2014
Hearing loss affects individuals, not just in a physical manner but in an emotional one. The beginning of a sensory loss is a form of psychological trauma that may cause shock and confusion. These emotional and psychological changes may create a reduced quality of life and increased social isolation. Individuals who are learning about their particular hearing loss or using hearing aids for the first time are likely to go through various emotions, which may include embarrassment, frustration, anxiety, depression, or fatigue which may affect how they interact socially. It is important that audiologists understand the necessity of counseling for individuals, as they are most likely going through new emotions and are not sure how best to cope with their new situation. Clinicians do not have training with therapeutic techniques and counseling strategies, and a minimum of a broad understanding of therapeutic techniques would help to provide clients with the best possible outcomes for reducing the negative impact of their hearing impairments.
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