Rehabilitation: identification of needs, priorities and expectations, and the evaluation of benefit.

@article{Gatehouse2003RehabilitationIO,
  title={Rehabilitation: identification of needs, priorities and expectations, and the evaluation of benefit.},
  author={Stuart Gatehouse},
  journal={International journal of audiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 Suppl 2},
  pages={2S77-83}
}
Audiology services evolved from technical disciplines with emphasis on assessment of hearing impairments rather than the experiences of disabilities and handicaps. This article argues for a comprehensive, though structured, framework for the assessment of listening needs (disabilities) which, via sets of personal and societal contexts, lead to handicaps. Rehabilitative and instrumental interventions should be selected on the basis of disabilities and handicaps as modulated by individuals… CONTINUE READING