NOMS is a voluntary data collection registry that illustrates the value of audiological services and enables clinicians to improve the quality of those services.
The key to the NOMS Audiology Registry is the use of a combination of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and clinically-administered tests to capture clinical improvements before and after audiological intervention.
The registry is provided at no cost to ASHA members. Nonmembers can participate in the NOMS Audiology Registry by purchasing an Audiology NOMS Subscription.
NOMS data collection is quick, is easy, and involves the reporting of information already included in the patient's record. This includes information on the following:
Audiologists submit patient records to NOMS at the time of initial evaluation when treatment recommendations are made and at regular milestone appointments, including annual evaluations and following the initial acclimatization period of amplification, to track progress over time.
You will be asked to collect data on all patients ages 16 years and older who have received a comprehensive hearing test (hearing condition), tinnitus evaluation (tinnitus condition), and/or vestibular assessment/canalith repositioning (vestibular condition) and treatment recommendations have been made.
For NOMS purposes, you must evaluate at least one condition for each submission—hearing, tinnitus, and vestibular.
You will not be asked to collect any protected health information (e.g., name, date of birth) or withhold treatment in any way.
As a NOMS participant, you will have access to a NOMS dashboard that provides an in-depth analysis of your organization’s outcomes benchmarked against the national data. The interactive dashboard allows you to generate customizable data reports that can help you and your organization improve the quality of your care and demonstrate the effectiveness of audiology services.
The reports include a number of features:
Contact NOMS@asha.org with any questions.