Clinical Focus  |   June 2012
Providing Audiological Services to Individuals With Aphasia: Considerations, Preliminary Recommendations, and a Call for Research
Author Notes
  • Correspondence to JoAnn Silkes: jsilkes@uw.edu
  • Editor: Sheila Pratt
    Editor: Sheila Pratt×
  • Associate Editor: Gabrielle Saunders
    Associate Editor: Gabrielle Saunders×
Hearing Disorders / Language Disorders / Aphasia / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   June 2012
Providing Audiological Services to Individuals With Aphasia: Considerations, Preliminary Recommendations, and a Call for Research
American Journal of Audiology June 2012, Vol.21, 3-12. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2012/10-0002)
History: Accepted 11 Jan 2012 , Received 22 Jan 2010 , Revised 21 Jun 2010
American Journal of Audiology June 2012, Vol.21, 3-12. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2012/10-0002)
History: Accepted 11 Jan 2012 , Received 22 Jan 2010 , Revised 21 Jun 2010

Purpose: The populations most susceptible to hearing loss and to aphasia overlap substantially, creating a high likelihood that audiologists will be called on to assess and treat individuals with aphasia. There is, however, scarce research available to guide best practices for serving this population.

Method: The available relevant literature is reviewed to summarize what is already known, providing basic information about aphasia and its potential impact on audiological diagnostic and intervention processes.

Conclusion: Suggestions for managing aphasia in the clinical audiology setting are provided, and areas of needed research are identified so that services for individuals with aphasia can be optimized.

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