Instructional Level: Intermediate
Family member involvement in hearing rehabilitation is variable. This study measured the family-centeredness of audiologic care before and after audiologists received an enhanced family-centered induction program, and measured its impact on hearing disability in people with hearing impairment (PHI) and on third-party disability of families. Qualitative data were collected via video recordings of appointments and individual interviews with PHI and family members. Variability in, and client ambivalence towards, family-centered practices suggest a need for greater consistency in family-centered hearing rehabilitation.