SA-4: What Parents Want from Their Audiologist: Opportunities for Self-Determination


Parents and caregivers rely on their audiologist for support and to help develop their understanding of their child’s hearing loss. According to recent research, parent’s needs vary, are complex, and reach beyond their child’s hearing technology. Within the framework of Self-Determination Theory, and based upon interview research completed in 2021, this presentation will discuss the topics and resources family’s value as being most important and the type of support their audiologist can provide.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Describe the key components of Self-Determination Theory.
  2. Describe factors that influence positive relationship outcomes between parents and their audiologist.
  3. List the resources families want most from their audiologist.