Information | 20.08.2020 | By Paul Simpson

ALTWG – Quality Standards

 

Quality Standards

The Quality Standards for use of personal radio aids was published by the NDCS in collaboration with the Working Group in March 2017.  It  can be downloaded here or from the NDCS website.

Good Practice Guide

The Good Practice Guide for Radio Aids offers practical advice, strategies and evidence based practice to enable all those using or managing personal radio aids to consider their practice and achieve the Quality Standards.

We aim to build a folder of evidence based practice in relation to each QS to support all those involved with provision, use and management of radio aids. If you would like to add to this body of information please email the Working Group via consultant@batod.org.uk.   We will also be delighted to have any examples of everyday practice which show how you are meeting these standards. Please email your copy to us with a clear indication if you wish to be named or remain anonymous. Thank you for your interest.

Reproduction of any of the content is allowed for training purposes on the understanding that the source will be cited.

The majority of the newly revised Good Practice Guide is available to download below. (The final few outstanding sections will be published here shortly.)

Quality Standards and the Good Practice Guide for Radio Aids

Quality Standards for the use of personal radio aids: promoting easier listening for deaf children – published content and related guidance

Section 1. Cover and Foreword

Section 2. Introduction

Section 3. Candidacy for receiving a personal radio aid: Q1 & QS2

                      QS1 Candidacy for provision

QS1 links

                      QS2 Financial arrangements

Section 4 Fitting and setting up of personal radio aids 

QS3 Customised set up of radio aid system (in preparation)

                      QS4 Complete system listening check 

                      QS5 Training and written information

Section 5

                      QS6 Management and development

QS7 Daily subjective checks

                      QS8 Electroacoustic checks – hearing aids  

                      QS8 Electroacoustic checks – auditory implants

                      QS9 Roles and responsibilities

Section 6 Evaluation of personal radio aids for individual children 

                      QS10 Evaluation to determine benefit; SiN tests  

                      QS11 Health and education liaison

Associated guidance

Section 7  Use of personal radio aids with soundfield systems 

                      QS12 Radio aids with soundfield systems

Section 8 Conclusion

Section 9 References