Burnsville, MN (PRWEB) April 01, 2013
In an unprecedented effort to quantify and advance the impact audiology practices
committed to “best practices” standards of care have on overall American hearing health,
AuDNet, Inc. and Unitron U.S. have established a unique collaboration called the Patient
Care Excellence Program. This program seeks to enlist AuDNet member practices across
the country to participate in an ongoing program designed to both deliver the best
standards in quality adult hearing health care, and to nationally measure the impact that
standard of care has on overall patient satisfaction and success.
“Ever since May 2006, when the AAA Task Force first published its summary guidelines
regarding audiologic management of adult hearing impairment, the audiology profession
has needed a way to unify behind this standard of care,” stated Brian Taylor, Au.D, Director
of Practice Development and Clinical Affairs at Unitron U.S. “Through our collaboration
with AuDNet, Inc., an organization consisting exclusively of audiology practices, we hope
to encourage thousands of audiologists to not only commit to providing this standard of
care, but to work with us in quantifying the national impact this patient care has on overall
David Smriga, M.A, President of AuDNet, Inc., is equally enthused about the program. “Our
organization has been committed to advancing the value and importance of audiology care
to all Americans for over a decade. By soliciting input and opinions from both patients who
have received best practice care, as well as from those who have not, we hope to quantify
the impact that the best practice level of care has on overall patient satisfaction.”
Smriga and Taylor expect to deliver the first findings from the Patient Care Excellence
Program in early 2014. They hope the data will encourage patients seeking hearing
evaluation to visit an audiologist who uses best practices, as well as further spread the best
practices level of care throughout the profession.
Audiologists who participate in the Patient Care Excellence Program will receive unique
pricing and access to Unitron products and services, as well as be listed in AuDNet’s annual
national patient care survey.
About AuDNet, Inc.
AuDNet, Inc. is a national network of licensed audiologists and Doctors of Audiology who
are "The Hearing Experts." Network members are an elite group of highly trained, educated,
licensed, and experienced professionals specializing in audiology care and rehabilitation,
including hearing aids. AuDNet, Inc. offers consumer education through its user-friendly
website: http://www.NowiHear.com. To learn more about AuDNet visit http://www.aud-net.com or call