(Re)habilitation and Counseling (C)
Instructional Level: Advanced
For many audiologists the audiogram serves several purposes. It is the standard audiological medical record. It communicates results to other health care professionals, and it aids in counseling patients. Given the graphical complexity of the audiogram, concern about the prevalence of low health literacy raises doubt about whether it is comprehensible enough to serve its intended purposes. We present results from qualitative and quantitative research highlighting the need for simpler, more comprehensible tools to serve these varied purposes.