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The Ethics of Translational Audiology

Department of Social Sciences and the Humanities, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-806 Poznan, Poland
Department and Clinic of Rheumatology, Rehabilitation and Internal Diseases, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 61-545 Poznan, Poland
Division of Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-806 Poznan, Poland
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These authors contributed equally to this work as the first authors.
Academic Editor: Agnieszka Szczepek
Audiol. Res. 2022, 12(3), 273-280;
Received: 30 March 2022 / Revised: 10 May 2022 / Accepted: 11 May 2022 / Published: 13 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Translational Research in Audiology)
Translational research moves promising primary research results from the laboratory to practical application. The transition from basic science to clinical research and from clinical research to routine healthcare applications presents many challenges, including ethical. This paper addresses issues in the ethics of translational audiology and discusses the ethical principles that should guide research involving people with hearing loss. Four major ethical principles are defined and explained, which are as follows: beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, and justice. In addition, the authors discuss issues of discrimination and equal access to medical services among people with hearing loss. Despite audiology’s broad field of interest, which includes evaluation and treatment of auditory disorders (e.g., deafness, tinnitus, misophonia, or hyperacusis) and balance disorders, this study focuses primarily on deafness and its therapies. View Full-Text
Keywords: ethics; audiology; deafness; translational research ethics; audiology; deafness; translational research
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Bendowska, A.; Malak, R.; Zok, A.; Baum, E. The Ethics of Translational Audiology. Audiol. Res. 2022, 12, 273-280.

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Bendowska A, Malak R, Zok A, Baum E. The Ethics of Translational Audiology. Audiology Research. 2022; 12(3):273-280.

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Bendowska, Aleksandra, Roksana Malak, Agnieszka Zok, and Ewa Baum. 2022. "The Ethics of Translational Audiology" Audiology Research 12, no. 3: 273-280.

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