Decision Aid: Options in the Hearing Clinic




This Decision Aid is a visual tool that helps to organize and systematize a set of hearing treatment options. Audiologists can use it in a shared decision-making context to facilitate a conversation with the patient to help them decide on a treatment plan. This Decision Aid is based on a similar tool described by Ariane Laplante-Lévesque, Louise Hickson, and Linda Worrall (2010).

It is important to realize that the treatments on the decision aid are not fixed. The Decision Aid can be modified for use in your own clinic to reflect the treatments that you are willing to offer. And treatments should be changed as new effective options become available.



Free Downloads:

Obtaining the Decision Aid

Format: The downloadable PDF file is available at right.

The PDF file includes the Decision Aid originally devleoped for clinical use at the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center in 2013.

In addition, there is a link to a video demonstration for how the Decision Aid can be used.


ReferencesFor further information please refer to:

Laplante-Lévesque, A., et al. (2010). A qualitative study of shared decision making in rehabilitative audiology. Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, 48, 27-43.

How to Cite this Decision Aid:

Cox, R. (2013). Decision aid: options in the hearing clinic. Retrieved [Date] from

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