Innovation in the context of audiology and in the context of the Internet

Show simple item record Bernstein, Lynne E. Besser, Jana Maidment, David W. Swanepoel, De Wet 2018-12-11T06:41:07Z 2018-12-11T06:41:07Z 2018-11
dc.description Portions of this article were presented at the 3rd International Internet & Audiology Meeting, Louisville, KY, July 2017. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE : This article explores different meanings of innovation within the context of audiology and the Internet. Case studies are used to illustrate and elaborate on the new types of innovation and their levels of impact. METHOD : The article defines innovation, providing case studies illustrating a taxonomy of innovation types. RESULTS : Innovation ranges from minor changes in technology implemented on existing platforms to radical or disruptive changes that provide exceptional benefits and transform markets. Innovations within the context of audiology and the Internet can be found across that range. The case studies presented demonstrate that innovations in hearing care can span across a number of innovation types and levels of impact. Considering the global need for improved access and efficiency in hearing care, innovations that demonstrate a sustainable impact on a large scale, with the potential to rapidly upscale this impact, should be prioritized. CONCLUSIONS : It is unclear presently what types of innovations are likely to have the most profound impacts on audiology in the coming years. In the best case, they will lead to more efficient, effective, and widespread availability of hearing health on a global scale. en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Funded by NIDCD Grant 1R13DC016547 and the Oticon Foundation. Lynne Bernstein received support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (1738164). David Maidment is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Nottingham Biomedical Research Center. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Bernstein, L.E., Besser, J., Maidment, D.W. &, Swanepoel, D.W. 2018, 'Innovation in the context of audiology and in the context of the Internet', American Journal of Audiology, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 376-384. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1059-0889 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1558-9137 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1044/2018_AJA-IMIA3-18-0018
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dc.publisher American Speech-Language-Hearing Association en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association en_ZA
dc.subject Innovation en_ZA
dc.subject Audiology en_ZA
dc.subject Internet en_ZA
dc.subject Case studies en_ZA
dc.title Innovation in the context of audiology and in the context of the Internet en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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