Semin Hear 2021; 42(02): 136-151
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1731694
Review Article

Increasing Pediatric Audiology Services via Telehealth

Tommy Evans
1  Division of Audiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
,
Timothy Nejman
1  Division of Audiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
,
Erin Stewart
1  Division of Audiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
,
Ian Windmill
1  Division of Audiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Telehealth as a means to deliver health care services has been used by physicians for many years, but the use of telehealth in audiology, specifically in pediatrics, has been minimal. Barriers such as licensure, reimbursement, technology, and equipment have been cited as reasons for audiologists not participating in telehealth. However, the COVID-19 pandemic created the need for telehealth services to be widely used to safely increase access to healthcare, and emergent orders helped reduce previous barriers so that audiologists could participate in telehealth service delivery. This article details three cases where audiologists delivered telehealth services to children. These case studies demonstrate portions of the Division of Audiology Telehealth Program of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and how they increased access to hearing healthcare in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Publication History

Publication Date:
02 August 2021 (online)

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