Physician Referral Materials
NCOA study on hearing loss and quality of life. This detailed publication provides a literature review of the impact of hearing loss and quality of life followed by an executive summary of the large scale research conducted by the National Council on the Aging in 1999. The NCOA study compared aided and unaided subjects 55+ on a number of variables from the perspective of the subject as well as their spouse: personality factors, cognitive functioning, emotional and mental health, social functioning and physical health. Kochkin, S. & Rogin, C. Quantifying the Obvious: The Impact of Hearing Aids on Quality of Life, The Hearing Review, Vol 7(1) January 2000, pp. 8-34.
Your Guide to Better Hearing. This 28 page booklet compiled by academic advisors to the Better Hearing Institute while written for the general public is great reading for physicians, nurses and physician assistants. It covers all the key topics including: prevalence of hearing loss, summary of QOL factors impacted by hearing loss, anatomy of the ear, tinnitus, diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, handling people in denial, hearing aids and other assistive technology, medical advances, children and hearing loss, hearing loss prevention, financial assistance.
JAMA reprints Physician Screening (must be purchased as a pair)
Screening and Management of Adult Hearing Loss in Primary Care Scientific Review The Journal of the American Medical Association Vol. 289, No. 15, April 16, 2003.
Screening and Management of Adult Hearing Loss in Primary Care Clinical Applications The Journal of the American Medical Association Vol. 289, No. 15, April 16, 2003.
Efficacy Study. Efficacy of 3 commonly used hearing aid circuits: A crossover trial. The Journal of the American Medical Society Vol. 284, No.14.,October 11, 2000.
Quick Check Hearing Pad. Hearing loss check based on the Revised American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) five-minute hearing check. It is a means of quickly assessing if a patient possibly has a hearing loss requiring referral for an objective hearing test and possible hearing solution WITHOUT adding additional time taken in the physical exam. To see a review copy of this tool click here.
Folder. Attractive blue and green folder with BHI logo to place physician material in.
Frequently Asked Question Flyers. For placement in physician offices.
HHP PRDP Training Program. This package contains a CD-ROM on the basics of physician marketing, a strategy guide and a success story VHS. Note that HHP are no longer required to take the exam at the end of the course to enroll.