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Description of the scientific-disciplinary reader profile of Spanish-speaking audiology professionals




audiology, reader, journal, Latinamerica, Iberoamerica


Audiologists are recognized in Spain and most countries in Latin America and have practised in various fields for more than 40 years. Despite this, a paucity of information exists regarding audiologists’ engagement with scientific journals both as readers and authors alike.  The aim of this paper was to describe the scientific-disciplinary reader profile of Spanish-speaking audiology professionals.  A questionnaire was distributed online with 16 questions grouped into two sections: 1) General and demographic data and 2) Readership profile. A total of 200 questionnaires were completed. With the results, a qualitative analysis was performed and a summary was written for each question.

General audiology and hearing aids/amplification systems were found to be the areas of greatest interest among respondents (74% and 71%, respectively). In the readership profile section, 66% of respondents reported consulting scientific journals (at least once a month). The most common reason, given by 51% in this group, was to keep up to date. However, 81% of respondents reported never having published in a peer-reviewed journal. The main reason for not publishing was lack of confidence to write an article (51%). Despite audiologists showing a keen interest in reading audiology journals, only a small proportion submits articles for publication.


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How to Cite

Cañete, O. M., & Hernández Ricoy, P. (2022). Description of the scientific-disciplinary reader profile of Spanish-speaking audiology professionals. Auditio , 6, e83.



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