Category: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues (LEPI)
Cognitive screening is within the scope of practice for audiologists according to professional guidelines. There are valid reliable and time-efficient screening tools available. However, there are few data regarding the current state of cognitive screening and how cognitive decline is addressed by audiologists. This study surveyed over 9,000 audiologists regarding how cognitive issues are handled within their practice. The results give a glimpse into how audiologists address cognitive decline in their patients, and if not, what barriers they perceive.