Humanitarian Audiology: Overview and Report of an Indian Experience Today, audiologists are traveling to various parts of the world to provide humanitarian services. While these experiences provide ample opportunity for professional and personal growth, it is important to remember that these missions involve certain professional obligations. Professionals interested in such missions should equip themselves with as much information as ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 2012
Humanitarian Audiology: Overview and Report of an Indian Experience
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sharon Miller
    Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
  • Aparna Rao
    Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
  • Author's Note: Neither author received any royalties or other forms of remuneration from Pathways to Children.
    Author's Note: Neither author received any royalties or other forms of remuneration from Pathways to Children.×
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Article   |   May 01, 2012
Humanitarian Audiology: Overview and Report of an Indian Experience
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, May 2012, Vol. 2, 27-31. doi:10.1044/gics2.1.27
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, May 2012, Vol. 2, 27-31. doi:10.1044/gics2.1.27

Today, audiologists are traveling to various parts of the world to provide humanitarian services. While these experiences provide ample opportunity for professional and personal growth, it is important to remember that these missions involve certain professional obligations. Professionals interested in such missions should equip themselves with as much information as possible before embarking on the trip and try to arrange for follow-up services for those served. The authors discuss some ways to achieve these two crucial goals. This is followed by the first author's experiences on a humanitarian trip to India completed in January 2010.

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