Navigating Through the Pandemic: Operational Guidelines from Authorities in Audiology

Providing health care services started getting tricky because of the limitations caused by COVID-19. Work is encumbered but it can continue.

To keep the profession alive and capable of serving the people in need of hearing care, the principal authorities in audiology in the United Kingdom namely the British Academy of Audiology (BAA), the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (AIHHP), the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), and the British Society of Audiology (BSA), have formulated and released the COVID-19 guidelines.

This document contains the precautions, PPEs, and minimum standard health protocols that hearing care services providers need to follow to ensure their and their customers’ safety. It was updated last January 2021. The aforementioned associations are encouraging all professionals to read and comprehend the guidelines over again, stating that they should strictly adhere to them even if the vaccines are being rolled out.

Its soft copy can be accessed and downloaded through this link. This document was first made and circulated on the 9th of April, 2020. This is its first update, and another one is to be made in May 2021.

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