Editor-in-Chief: Brenda M. Ryals, PhD
ISSN: 0196-0202
Online ISSN: 1538-4667
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Laplante-Levesque, A., Hickson, L.; Worrall, L. (2013) Stages of change in adults with acquired hearing impairment seeking help for the first time: Application of the transtheoretical model in audiologic rehabilitation, Ear and Hear 34(4):447-457

Building on well-established principles of health psychology, this work marks the beginning of a new approach to audiologic rehabilitation that tackles the difficult issue of how to factor in an individual's readiness for change when rehabilitation is planned.   




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