Interventional Audiology to Address Hearing Health Care Disparities

Oyendo Bien Pilot Study

Nicole L Marrone, Maia Ingram, M. Somoza, Daisey Sánchez Jacob, Adriana Sanchez, Stephanie Adamovich, Frances P. Harris

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Interventional audiology, specifically community-based outreach, can connect people with the hearing health care system. Community-based participatory research methods were applied in two phases of research to: (1) investigate the needs of families affected by hearing loss in a rural Arizona community on the U.S.-Mexico border; and (2) evaluate an outreach program on hearing health. The needs assessment included interviews with persons with hearing loss and focus groups with family members and the greater community. The needs assessment revealed that despite perceived severity of hearing loss, help-seeking for audiologic care was limited due to barriers, stigma, and low self-efficacy. Results informed development of a community-based pilot study conducted as part of an academic-community partnership between audiology, public health, and community health workers of a federally qualified health center. An outreach program, Oyendo Bien (hearing wellness), a 5-week, Spanish-language health education program for older adults (n = 21) incorporated communication strategies and behavioral change techniques. Postprogram focus groups revealed increased self-efficacy and decreased stigma. After 1 year, 7 of 9 participants with hearing loss contacted for follow-up had sought some form of hearing-related health care. Future research should further investigate interventional audiology approaches to address health disparities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number00734
Pages (from-to)198-211
Number of pages14
JournalSeminars in Hearing
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

Fingerprint

Healthcare Disparities
Audiology
Hearing Loss
Hearing
Needs Assessment
Self Efficacy
Focus Groups
Health
Community-Based Participatory Research
Community-Institutional Relations
Delivery of Health Care
Rural Population
Mexico
Health Education
Language
Public Health
Communication
Interviews
Research

Keywords

  • community health workers
  • community-based participatory research
  • Health Belief Model
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Interventional audiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing

Cite this

Interventional Audiology to Address Hearing Health Care Disparities : Oyendo Bien Pilot Study. / Marrone, Nicole L; Ingram, Maia; Somoza, M.; Jacob, Daisey Sánchez; Sanchez, Adriana; Adamovich, Stephanie; Harris, Frances P.

In: Seminars in Hearing, Vol. 38, No. 2, 00734, 01.05.2017, p. 198-211.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marrone, Nicole L ; Ingram, Maia ; Somoza, M. ; Jacob, Daisey Sánchez ; Sanchez, Adriana ; Adamovich, Stephanie ; Harris, Frances P. / Interventional Audiology to Address Hearing Health Care Disparities : Oyendo Bien Pilot Study. In: Seminars in Hearing. 2017 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 198-211.
@article{47d47c240b604c93b5fe2744169fb391,
title = "Interventional Audiology to Address Hearing Health Care Disparities: Oyendo Bien Pilot Study",
abstract = "Interventional audiology, specifically community-based outreach, can connect people with the hearing health care system. Community-based participatory research methods were applied in two phases of research to: (1) investigate the needs of families affected by hearing loss in a rural Arizona community on the U.S.-Mexico border; and (2) evaluate an outreach program on hearing health. The needs assessment included interviews with persons with hearing loss and focus groups with family members and the greater community. The needs assessment revealed that despite perceived severity of hearing loss, help-seeking for audiologic care was limited due to barriers, stigma, and low self-efficacy. Results informed development of a community-based pilot study conducted as part of an academic-community partnership between audiology, public health, and community health workers of a federally qualified health center. An outreach program, Oyendo Bien (hearing wellness), a 5-week, Spanish-language health education program for older adults (n = 21) incorporated communication strategies and behavioral change techniques. Postprogram focus groups revealed increased self-efficacy and decreased stigma. After 1 year, 7 of 9 participants with hearing loss contacted for follow-up had sought some form of hearing-related health care. Future research should further investigate interventional audiology approaches to address health disparities.",
keywords = "community health workers, community-based participatory research, Health Belief Model, Hispanic/Latino, Interventional audiology",
author = "Marrone, {Nicole L} and Maia Ingram and M. Somoza and Jacob, {Daisey S{\'a}nchez} and Adriana Sanchez and Stephanie Adamovich and Harris, {Frances P.}",
year = "2017",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1055/s-0037-1601575",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "38",
pages = "198--211",
journal = "Seminars in Hearing",
issn = "0734-0451",
publisher = "Thieme Medical Publishers",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Interventional Audiology to Address Hearing Health Care Disparities

T2 - Oyendo Bien Pilot Study

AU - Marrone, Nicole L

AU - Ingram, Maia

AU - Somoza, M.

AU - Jacob, Daisey Sánchez

AU - Sanchez, Adriana

AU - Adamovich, Stephanie

AU - Harris, Frances P.

PY - 2017/5/1

Y1 - 2017/5/1

N2 - Interventional audiology, specifically community-based outreach, can connect people with the hearing health care system. Community-based participatory research methods were applied in two phases of research to: (1) investigate the needs of families affected by hearing loss in a rural Arizona community on the U.S.-Mexico border; and (2) evaluate an outreach program on hearing health. The needs assessment included interviews with persons with hearing loss and focus groups with family members and the greater community. The needs assessment revealed that despite perceived severity of hearing loss, help-seeking for audiologic care was limited due to barriers, stigma, and low self-efficacy. Results informed development of a community-based pilot study conducted as part of an academic-community partnership between audiology, public health, and community health workers of a federally qualified health center. An outreach program, Oyendo Bien (hearing wellness), a 5-week, Spanish-language health education program for older adults (n = 21) incorporated communication strategies and behavioral change techniques. Postprogram focus groups revealed increased self-efficacy and decreased stigma. After 1 year, 7 of 9 participants with hearing loss contacted for follow-up had sought some form of hearing-related health care. Future research should further investigate interventional audiology approaches to address health disparities.

AB - Interventional audiology, specifically community-based outreach, can connect people with the hearing health care system. Community-based participatory research methods were applied in two phases of research to: (1) investigate the needs of families affected by hearing loss in a rural Arizona community on the U.S.-Mexico border; and (2) evaluate an outreach program on hearing health. The needs assessment included interviews with persons with hearing loss and focus groups with family members and the greater community. The needs assessment revealed that despite perceived severity of hearing loss, help-seeking for audiologic care was limited due to barriers, stigma, and low self-efficacy. Results informed development of a community-based pilot study conducted as part of an academic-community partnership between audiology, public health, and community health workers of a federally qualified health center. An outreach program, Oyendo Bien (hearing wellness), a 5-week, Spanish-language health education program for older adults (n = 21) incorporated communication strategies and behavioral change techniques. Postprogram focus groups revealed increased self-efficacy and decreased stigma. After 1 year, 7 of 9 participants with hearing loss contacted for follow-up had sought some form of hearing-related health care. Future research should further investigate interventional audiology approaches to address health disparities.

KW - community health workers

KW - community-based participatory research

KW - Health Belief Model

KW - Hispanic/Latino

KW - Interventional audiology

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85019400883&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85019400883&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1055/s-0037-1601575

DO - 10.1055/s-0037-1601575

M3 - Article

VL - 38

SP - 198

EP - 211

JO - Seminars in Hearing

JF - Seminars in Hearing

SN - 0734-0451

IS - 2

M1 - 00734

ER -