Do smartphone hearing aid apps work

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dc.contributor.author De Sousa, K.C. (Karina)
dc.contributor.author Moore, David R.
dc.contributor.author Motlagh-Zadeh, Lina
dc.contributor.author Myburgh, Hermanus C.
dc.contributor.author Swanepoel, De Wet
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-18T09:38:50Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11
dc.description.abstract Hearing aids are a central part of managing adults with hearing loss. Despite evidence supporting improved listening abilities and quality of life as a result of hearing aid use, device uptake remains poor. People with hearing loss typically take action only after an average of six to 12 years from the initial identification of the loss. Various factors hinder help-seeking and hearing aid uptake, including personal readiness, finances, and stigmatization. Having amplification alternatives within a consumer-driven service delivery model has the potential to increase a person's options and initial access to hearing care. Traditionally, a hearing aid is prescribed after evaluation by a licensed professional. In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a non binding guidance document no longer enforcing medical assessment before the provision of amplification, thus allowing alternative self-test diagnostics and hearing devices. en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-11-01
dc.description.librarian hj2020 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 5R21DC016241-02. en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://journals.lww.com/thehearingjournal/pages/default.aspx en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation De Sousa, K.C., Moore, D.R., Motlagh-Zadeh, L. et al. 2019, 'Do smartphone hearing aid apps work', Hearing Journal, vol. 72, no. 11, pp. 34-37. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0745-7472 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2333-6218 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1097/01.HJ.0000612588.11985.6a
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/73400
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Hearing Journal, vol. 72, no. 11, pp. 34-37, 2019. doi : 10.1097/01.HJ.0000612588.11985.6a. en_ZA
dc.subject Hearing aid en_ZA
dc.subject Hearing loss en_ZA
dc.subject Adults en_ZA
dc.subject Self-test diagnostics en_ZA
dc.subject Smartphone
dc.subject Hearing aid apps
dc.title Do smartphone hearing aid apps work en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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