KIPA Group

My Hearing



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OBJECTIVES: (Competency)


  • Where do you usually get your hearing tested? Hospital, school, private clinic?
  • What is the name of your hearing aid clinic?
  • What is the name of your audiologist(s)?
  • What do you do if your hearing aid/cochlear implant stops working?
  • What do you do if your DM system isn’t working?
  • Do you know how to contact your audiologist? How would you do that?
  • What would you do if the person on the phone cannot understand you?
  • How often should you get your hearing tested?
  • How often should you get your hearing aids/cochlear implants checked?
  • How often should you get new earmolds?
  • What is the difference between your audiologist at the clinic and your audiologist at school?
  • What are the long-term consequences of not knowing how to care for my hearing?

OBJECTIVES: (Relatedness)


  • What makes a good audiologist?
  • What makes a good patient-audiologist partnership?
  • What makes a good audiology appointment?

OBJECTIVES: (Autonomy)


  • When do I move responsibility from my parents to myself?  For my hearing appointments, responsibilities at home and at school?
  • At what age, do we choose for me to attend my hearing care appointments on my own? 
  • How can others trust me to take responsibility for my hearing care?
  • When do I get to choose features and accessories for my hearing technologies?
  • Why is it important for me to choose?
  • Do you feel comfortable booking your own audiology appointment?
  • How do you go about effectively communicating your hearing care needs?