Kelly-Campbell, R. J. & Manchaiah, V.
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Group, 5(1), 173-180.
Publication year: 2019

Purpose: The paper focuses on accessible hearing health information and is written in twofold. First, it outlines the connection between factors of patient-centered care, shared-decision making, and health literacy on health outcomes. Second, it provides some practical strategies for providing and assessing accessible health information to promote patient-centeredness and shared-decision making.

Conclusion: Health information accessibility will positively influence the treatment choices made by patients and the way in which they self-manage their health. Hearing healthcare professionals need to take proactive measures to ensure that the information provided in different mediums have easily readable language, adequate quality, suitability, understandability and actionability to ensure accessibility of hearing health information.