A New Web-Based Tool for Group Audiologic Rehabilitation Purpose The Group Rehabilitation Online Utility Pack (GROUP) was developed to encourage hearing health care professionals to offer group audiologic rehabilitation (GAR) as an integral part of adult hearing rehabilitation and to provide these professionals with the necessary tools to develop and offer GAR in their clinical practice. ... Research Forum
Research Forum  |   December 01, 2013
A New Web-Based Tool for Group Audiologic Rehabilitation
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Joseph J. Montano
    Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
  • Jill E. Preminger
    University of Louisville, KY
  • Louise Hickson
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • Melanie Gregory
    Ida Institute, Nærum, Denmark
  • Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.×
  • Correspondence to Joseph J. Montano: jjm2003@med.cornell.edu
  • Editor: Larry Humes
    Editor: Larry Humes×
Article Information
Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Research Forum
Research Forum   |   December 01, 2013
A New Web-Based Tool for Group Audiologic Rehabilitation
American Journal of Audiology, December 2013, Vol. 22, 332-334. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2013/12-0082)
History: Received December 21, 2012 , Revised March 7, 2013 , Accepted March 20, 2013
 
American Journal of Audiology, December 2013, Vol. 22, 332-334. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2013/12-0082)
History: Received December 21, 2012; Revised March 7, 2013; Accepted March 20, 2013
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Purpose The Group Rehabilitation Online Utility Pack (GROUP) was developed to encourage hearing health care professionals to offer group audiologic rehabilitation (GAR) as an integral part of adult hearing rehabilitation and to provide these professionals with the necessary tools to develop and offer GAR in their clinical practice.

Method The GROUP is a dynamic interactive web-based program that allows visitors to craft and create GAR for their professional use. The tool includes the evidence for implementing GAR, content for preparation and planning, instruction for facilitating groups, and actual GAR activities. Each section includes ethnographic videos, allowing professionals to observe GAR in action.

Conclusion The GROUP program available on the Ida Institute website was developed with the intent to provide clinicians, academicians, researchers, and students a resource to facilitate the development and implementation of GAR programs throughout the world.

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