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Prevention is generally defined as the inhibition or interruption of the progression of a disease, disorder, or disability. In other words…keeping something from happening (example: wearing ear protection to avoid noise-induced hearing loss).
Health Promotion/Wellness is the combination of educational and environmental supports for actions and conditions of living conducive to health. In other words, it is about supplying something that can increase your health or well-being (example: healthy eating and exercise to reduce risk of stroke).
Transition Point: So what, specifically, is the role of the audiologist and speech-language pathologist in the executing prevention activities?...