Clinician Survey


Thanks for taking part in this study.  The information gathered in this survey will not be shared with your employer at the individual level.  We will take your voluntary completion of this survey as your consent to use the information you provide for our research.

 

At the end of this survey, you will be given a personal identification number for use in this experiment.  Please write this down in a safe place, and write it on each client data form that you upload.  If you lose this number you will need to retake the survey to get a new personal identification number, as we will not know who you are, other than by your number. 

There are 10 questions in this survey.

What is your age group?

18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65+
No answer
What is your gender?
Male
Female
Other or undisclosed
No answer
Where is your current place of residence?
ACT
NSW
NT
QLD
SA
TAS
VIC
WA
Outside Australia
No answer
What are your qualifications related to hearing (tick all that apply)?
Au.D.
Diploma or certificate in Audiometry
Diploma of Audiology
Master’s degree (specialising in Audiology)
Ph.D.
Ancient NAL postgraduate training
Other:
Which of the following participating providers do you work for?
Audio Clinic
Australian Hearing
Bay Audio
Connect Hearing
Costco
Hearing Life Australia
National Hearing Care
Neurosensory Unit
Spec Savers
Other
Where did you complete your initial qualification to practice audiology?
Australia
NZ
Africa
Asia
Europe/UK
North America
Other:
How many years have you practiced as a clinician? (Irrespective of full-time or part-time status)
Under 2 years
2-5 years
6-10 years
11-20 years
21-30 years
Over 30 years
No answer
What is your current employment status?
Full-time
Part-time
Locum
Other: 
No answer
On average across clients, how much additional benefit do you feel the following advanced features provide, compared to the benefit that typical free-to-client devices provide?
  No additional benefit Slight additional benefit Mild additional benefit Moderate additional benefit Great additional value No answer
Adaptive noise reduction
No additional benefit
Slight additional benefit
Mild additional benefit
Moderate additional benefit
Great additional value
No answer
Adaptive directional microphone
No additional benefit
Slight additional benefit
Mild additional benefit
Moderate additional benefit
Great additional value
No answer
Wireless connectivity between ears
No additional benefit
Slight additional benefit
Mild additional benefit
Moderate additional benefit
Great additional value
No answer
Automatic multi-memory
No additional benefit
Slight additional benefit
Mild additional benefit
Moderate additional benefit
Great additional value
No answer
Automatic telecoil selection
No additional benefit
Slight additional benefit
Mild additional benefit
Moderate additional benefit
Great additional value
No answer

Please rate your agreement with each of the items by ticking the appropriate box.

Attempt all questions and think of a "most typical" clinical situation when it is difficult to pick an answer.

  Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Slightly Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree No answer
1. The audiologist is the one who should decide what gets talked about during an appointment.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
2. Although health care is less personal these days, this is a small price to pay for audiological advances.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
3. The most important part of the standard audiological appointment is the hearing test.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
4. It is often best for clients if they do not have the full explanation of their audiological condition.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
5. Clients should rely on their audiologists’ knowledge and not try to find out about their conditions on their own.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
6. When audiologists ask a lot of questions about a client’s background, they are prying too much into personal matters.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
7. If audiologists are truly good at diagnosis and treatment, the way they relate to clients is not that important.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
8. Many clients continue asking questions even though they are not learning anything new.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
9. Clients should be treated as if they were partners with the audiologist, equal in power and status.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
10. Clients generally want reassurance rather than information about their audiological condition.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
11. If an audiologist’s primary tools are being open and warm, the audiologist will not have a lot of success.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
12. When clients disagree with their audiologist, this is a sign that the audiologist does not have the client’s respect and trust.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
13. A management plan cannot succeed if it is in conflict with a client’s lifestyle or values.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
14. Most clients want to get in and out of the audiologist’s office as quickly as possible.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
15. The client must always be aware that the audiologist is in charge.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
16. It is not that important to know a client’s culture and background in order to treat the client’s audiological condition.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
17. Humour is a major ingredient in the audiologist’s management of the client.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer
18. When clients look up audiological information on their own, this usually confuses more than it helps.
Strongly Agree
Agree
Slightly Agree
Slightly Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
No answer