Tip of the Month
A powerful tool that can be utilized by audiologists is community outreach. Taking the time to invest in one’s community is both a rewarding and important task. Hearing and balance screenings can be provided at community health fairs, senior centers, churches, schools, and even corporate events. An ideal screening assessment could include a portable audiometer, video otoscopy, otoacoustic emission testing, tympanometry, and bedside vestibular testing.
This type of event would create an excellent opportunity for an audiologist to meet new prospective patients and also other healthcare professionals working in the community. Having all the members of the audiology clinic present at the outreach could also foster improved team building. Community outreach can spread the word about the field of audiology while giving back to the public.