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J Audiol Otol. 2018 Jul;22(3):120-127. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.7874/jao.2017.00353
Ravi R , Gunjawate DR , Yerraguntla K , Driscoll C .
Department of Speech and Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India. rohitravi94@gmail.com
Department of Audiology and SLP, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
University of Queensland, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Hearing Research Unit for Children, St Lucia, QLD, Australia.
Abstract

Background and Objectives

The knowledge and perception of teleaudiology among audiologists will determine the acceptance and success of teleaudiology practice. This systematic review was conducted to review the published literature on knowledge and perceptions of teleaudiology application among audiologists.

Materials and Methods

Five studies exploring knowledge and perceptions of teleaudiology application among audiologists published in the English language up to May 2017 were included.

Results

Positive attitudes was observed across the studies regarding acceptance towards application of teleaudiology. The most common sources of knowledge were on the job, graduate studies, and continuing education programs. The major barriers to the uptake of application of teleaudiology were in terms of limitations in infrastructure, reimbursement, and licensure.

Conclusions

The study sheds light on the existing knowledge and perceptions of teleaudiology applications among audiologists. This will help in improving the existing teleaudiology services as well as overcome the challenges faced.

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