Objective: When children are identified with hearing loss, parents are often unsure about what they need to know. A Childhood Hearing Loss Question Prompt List for Parents (CHLQPL) was recently developed to help parents and providers address questions. This exploratory study investigated if parents who used the CHLQPL in their audiology appointment perceived their appointment as more person-centered than parents who received treatment as usual. Parent perceptions regarding use of the CHLQPL during the audiology appointment was also sought.

Design: Randomized control trial.

Study sample: Parents of children with permanent hearing loss (N=50).

Results: There were no statistically significant differences found between the intervention and control groups in parent perception of person-centeredness. Parents who used the CHLQPL found it useful and would recommend it’s use to others.

Conclusions: Further research is needed to explore other factors and benefits of including the CHLQPL in supporting parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Audiologists can incorporate the CHLQPL to facilitate communication on topics of importance to parents and to facilitate parent engagement in a shared process.