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EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline

Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom)
Hearing and Balance Disorders: Achieving Excellence in Diagnosis and Management

Royal College of Physicians. (2007).
London (UK): Royal College of Physicians, 84 pages.

AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended


This guideline provides recommendations regarding the service provision, manpower, and training necessary to effectively manage individuals with hearing and balance disorders. The target audience of this guideline is audiological physicians and specialists involved in the management of individuals with hearing and balance disorders.  


  • Assessment/Diagnosis
    • Assessment Areas
      • Hearing & Balance - “Audiologists should provide diagnostic auditory and vestibular services within the primary care/community service, while [general practitioners], with additional training, should continue to provide medical care of the patient within this service” (p. xvi).

Keywords: Balance Disorders

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Added to Compendium: November 2011

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