Does clinician continuity influence hearing aid outcomes?

Show simple item record Bennett, Rebecca J. Meyer, Carly Eikelboom, Robert H. 2017-04-07T08:24:04Z 2016-05
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE : To evaluate whether clinician continuity is associated with successful hearing aid outcomes. DESIGN : A prospective cohort study. Clinician continuity was defined as occurring when apatient was cared for by the same clinician for the hearing assessment, hearing aid selection process, hearing aid fitting and programming, and subsequent hearing aid fine tuning appointments. The hearing aid outcome measures included self-reported hearing aid use,benefit and satisfaction as well as self-reported handling skills and problems experienced with hearing aids. STUDY SAMPLE : Four hundred and sixty-eight adult hearing aid users (mean age 73.9 years ± 10.9) and 26 qualified audiologists (mean age 34 years ± 6.34) recruited from a single hearing clinic in Perth, Western Australia. RESULTS : There were no significant differences in hearing aid outcomes between participants who experienced clinician continuity and those who did not. CONCLUSIONS : Within a controlled practice setting, hearing aid outcomes may not be adversely effected if services are provided by more than one clinician. en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-05-31
dc.description.librarian hb2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship R. Bennett is funded by an Australian postgraduate award scholarship through the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Rebecca J. Bennett, Carly Meyer & Robert H. Eikelboom (2016) Does clinician continuity influence hearing aid outcomes?, International Journal of Audiology, 55:10, 556-563,DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2016.1185169. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1499-2027 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1708-8186 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/14992027.2016.1185169
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society. This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Audiology, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 556-563, 2016. doi : 10.1080/14992027.2016.1185169. International Journal of Audiology is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Hearing aid en_ZA
dc.subject Outcomes en_ZA
dc.subject Clinician continuity en_ZA
dc.subject Interpersonal continuity en_ZA
dc.subject Relational continuity en_ZA
dc.subject Continuity of care en_ZA
dc.title Does clinician continuity influence hearing aid outcomes? en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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