Professional Communication in Audiology

First Edition

Virginia Ramachandran, Brad A. Stach

Details: 160 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-365-9

© 2013 | Available

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Professional Communication in Audiology is designed to provide students of audiology and practicing clinicians with a global framework for understanding the role of communication in audiologic practice, as well as practical strategies for implementation of communication principles in a clinical setting.

The introduction to the text describes the importance of communication skills to audiologic practice. This section highlights important aspects of communicating in a clinical setting, including forces affecting reporting guidelines, privacy considerations, and the use of electronic medical records. The next section provides readers with fundamental principles that provide a framework for critically thinking about communication. These universal principles can be applied as a model to all areas of clinical communication. The text then leads the readers through application of these principles in the two most common methods of clinical communication: talking and writing. These skills are discussed specifically in relation to clinical audiologic practice, in the realms of both diagnostic and audiologic intervention paradigms. Examples reflective of real-world encounters are provided. The text also provides abundant examples of audiologic reports that can be utilized as templates in audiologic practice.


"The expected level of the intended reader of this book is a student or beginning clinician in audiology. Another potential audience for this book is audiology clinical preceptors, who could use the book as a teaching tool. The book clearly lays out techniques for audiologists to use in communicating with patients and with other professionals. The book's chapters are easy to read and organized. The language is correct and straightforward...[T]he title refers to verbal and written communication conducted by audiologists for information gathering, documentation, and correspondence purposes.

I have integrated information from the case history section and the report writing section into my [own] clinical teaching with AuD students. This book is a helpful tool to explain and consolidate information that students often receive from a number of sources. The references cited were appropriate, comprehensive, and well-documented...Overall, I feel that this is a useful text for the beginning clinician and for AuD students. I would recommend the text as a useful tool for audiology preceptors to help guide their students and for beginning clinicians who are interested in refining their processional interpersonal and written communication skills."
Melaine Buhr-Lawler, University of Wisconsin-Madison, International Journal of Audiology (53: 63) (2014)


Chapter 1. What Guides Professional Communication?

Part I. Verbal Communication with Patients
Chapter 2. Audiologist as a Communicator: Knowing Your Communication Partner
Chapter 3. Audiologist as Detective: Gathering Evidence
Chapter 4. Audiologist as Counselor: Telling the Story Well

Part II. Written Communication with Health Care Providers
Chapter 5. Written Communication
Chapter 6. Documenting
Chapter 7. Reporting: Telling the Story Well
Chapter 8. Sample Reporting and Documentation

Virginia Ramachandran

Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD, is a senior staff audiologist and research coordinator in the Division of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. She is also the audiology clinical education coordinator and an adjunct assistant professor at Wayne State University. Dr. Ramachandran is an associate consulting editor for Plural Publishing Inc. and has coauthored and edited several textbooks geared toward audiology students.

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Brad A. Stach

Brad A. Stach, PhD, is Director of the Division of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, of the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Stach has served in audiology leadership positions in Houston, Washington, D.C., Palo Alto, Halifax, and St. Louis. He has also held faculty appointments at the Baylor College of Medicine, Georgetown University, Stanford University, Dalhousie University, Washington University of Saint Louis, and Wayne State University, among others. Dr. Stach is the author of a number of books, bookchapters, and articles and is an editorial consultant for several professional journals. He was a founding board member of the American Academy of Audiology and has served as its President and the Chair of its Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Details: 397 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-013-4

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