Providing Audiological Services to Spanish Speakers The Hispanic population constitutes 9% of the population of the United States (Taylor, 1992). The five states with the largest proportion of Hispanics are New Mexico (38.1%), California (25.4%), Texas (25.3%), Arizona (18.6%), and Colorado (12.7%) (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1991). According to the 1990 U.S. census (U.S. Bureau ... Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds  |   March 01, 1996
Providing Audiological Services to Spanish Speakers
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Patricia Flores
    The The University of Texas at Austin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Austin, TX 78712-1089
  • Frederick N. Martin, PhD
    The The University of Texas at Austin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Austin, TX 78712-1089
  • Craig A. Champlin
    The The University of Texas at Austin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Austin, TX 78712-1089
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Hearing Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Clinical Focus / Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds   |   March 01, 1996
Providing Audiological Services to Spanish Speakers
American Journal of Audiology, March 1996, Vol. 5, 69-73. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0501.69
History: Received March 2, 1995 , Accepted April 14, 1995
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1996, Vol. 5, 69-73. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0501.69
History: Received March 2, 1995; Accepted April 14, 1995
The Hispanic population constitutes 9% of the population of the United States (Taylor, 1992). The five states with the largest proportion of Hispanics are New Mexico (38.1%), California (25.4%), Texas (25.3%), Arizona (18.6%), and Colorado (12.7%) (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1991). According to the 1990 U.S. census (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1991), 27% of Hispanics in the Southwest reported they spoke English “not well” or “not at all.” This limited proficiency in English may have serious effects on how often this population receives audiological services and the quality of these services.
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