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Family Centred Care (FCC) – Hearing Healthcare That Has No Barriers

By: Paul Harrison Updated: 22nd November 2019 in: Latest News, Articles
Family Centred Care (FCC) – Hearing Healthcare That Has No Barriers

At Hearing Aid UK, we know how important family is and recognise that they play an integral role in healthcare.  Because of this, we welcome this approach and are proactive enthusiasts of Family Centred Care (FCC).  We know from our own experiences, that having somebody else’s input and presence, can evoke solid and strong decision making about you and your hearing.

Reduces Stress

Making the right decisions for your hearing is often a daunting task with many variances to consider.  It involves scheduling appointments, receiving and understanding advice, making choices that are right for you, implementing advice given and maintaining hearing health.  Therefore, family involvement is often crucial.  Perhaps, to soften the anxiety, support you with important decisions or to help you feel more confident in the process.  Your family will observe the implications of hearing loss first-hand and with that gain a better understanding.  The good news here, is that perceptions of the family can be altered.  If seen in the past as negative, a more positive approach to hearing loss can be found, with them just simply being there.

Positive Family Interaction

The Family Centred Care approach to healthcare is not new, it has been around for some time, but has only recently hit the independent audiology scene.  We are slightly baffled by this, as FCC is only seen as a positive to our audiologists, as it ensures their patient relationships are built with trust and confidence in the service and products provided.  We know that families, in turn, appreciate the involvement of being included in the process.  However, this service is not often seen in high street hearing centres, as there is little consultation time to commit to each patient.  More speed than patient interaction and tailored care.

Recognising the Possibilities

Most people discover their hearing loss with family and friend interaction – so why not make them a part of the journey?  It may have been an emotional path that has brought you to see an audiologist.  A hearing problem that has worsened over time and has impacted the whole family.  Realising that your quality of life has altered is never easy, but together with your family, you can all understand your hearing loss. By developing a strong alliance with your audiologist and motivating each other, you will find the right solution for you - through communication and advice.  Do not let your hearing loss get in the way of enjoying being with people that mean the most to you, for you mean the most to them. 

In Conclusion

Finding the right hearing aids will not just open doors, it will change your life.  With our network of over two hundred independent audiologists nationwide – there is a practice near you that will show you your hearing potential, one that is just as unique as you.

Read next: 6 Reasons People Prefer Home Visits For Their Hearing Aid Care

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