Course Abstract & Learning Objectives

This course explores informed consent in the context of hearing care, including the ethical and legal implications of obtaining informed consent, for both the use of personal information and the provision of medical services. The course delves into different forms of consent, such as explicit, implied, written, and verbal, equipping participants with the knowledge to apply these concepts in different hearing care scenarios. Templates are provided to get participants started on using consent documents in their clinic. Special attention is given to addressing unique situations, such as minors, students, and substitute decision-makers, such as powers of attorney. By the end of the course, participants will be well-equipped to develop personalized approaches to informed consent that promote patient autonomy and trust, while adhering to legal and ethical requirements. CEU/CPD: IHS 0.25H

  • Recall the key concepts, historical events, and legal aspects of informed consent in hearing care.

  • Comprehend the ethical and legal implications of informed consent in hearing care, with a focus on the use of personal information and the provision of medical services.

  • Implement strategies and techniques for obtaining informed consent in various hearing care scenarios, including special situations such as working with patients with cognitive impairments or language barriers.

  • Examine the differences and similarities between explicit versus implied consent and written versus verbal consent, identifying the advantages and limitations of each form.

  • Assess the effectiveness of informed consent communication methods and templates in various hearing care situations, considering patient needs and legal requirements.

  • Develop personalized approaches to informed consent in hearing care by integrating knowledge of ethical, legal, and practical considerations, with the goal of fostering patient autonomy and trust.

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Continuing Education


Amy Trusler

Doctor of Audiology

My roots lie in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada, where I previously owned and operated my private hearing care practice. A big focus of my practice was working with First Nations communities, where I implemented a rural audiology care program. I also mentored other hearing care professionals and delivering lectures and presentations in the community. After selling my practice in 2019, I was drawn toward continuing education in hearing healthcare, with a focus on online and on-demand e-learning.