Precision Hearing Healthcare
The audiogram provides insufficient information to determine the appropriate treatment for an individual; there is a need to identify what additional diagnostics and patient information can help determine personalized treatment. The goal with this objective is to create a framework that identifies specific client characteristics that allow for the prescription of targeted treatment. This approach is similar to precision medicine which refers to the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. This goal will result in improved outcomes from the application of the framework when compared to current best practice for both paediatric and adult clients.