Case Factors Affecting Hearing Aid Recommendations by Hearing Care Professionals

Carmine Gioia, Moshe Ben-Akiva, Ole Jørgensen, Kasper Jensen, Don Schum, Matilde Fogh Kirkegaard

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    Background: Professional recommendations to patients concerning hearing instrument (HI) technology levels are not currently evidence-based. Pre-fitting parameters have not been proven to be the primary indicators for optimal patient outcome with different HI technology levels. This results in subjective decision-making as regards the technology level recommendation made by professionals.
    Purpose: The objective of this study is to gain insight into the decision-making criteria utilized by professionals when recommending HI technology levels to hearing-impaired patients.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of the American Academy of Audiology
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)229-246
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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