A Holistic Model for Matching High-tech Hearing Aid Features to Elderly Patients Successful hearing aid fittings using high-technology features for elderly patients require consideration of factors beyond results obtained from routine audiologic evaluations. A holistic hearing aid selection, fitting, and evaluation approach that considers patient characteristics from communication, physical, psychological, and social assessment domains is presented here along with a checklist and ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 2000
A Holistic Model for Matching High-tech Hearing Aid Features to Elderly Patients
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Carole E. Johnson, PhD
    Auburn University, AL
    Department of Communication Disorders, 1199 Haley Center; Auburn University, AL 36849-5232
  • Jeffrey L. Danhauer
    University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Sridhar Krishnamurti
    Auburn University, AL
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: johns19@mail.auburn.edu
Article Information
Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Research Articles
Research Article   |   December 01, 2000
A Holistic Model for Matching High-tech Hearing Aid Features to Elderly Patients
American Journal of Audiology, December 2000, Vol. 9, 112-123. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2000/009)
History: Received December 17, 1999 , Accepted June 5, 2000
 
American Journal of Audiology, December 2000, Vol. 9, 112-123. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2000/009)
History: Received December 17, 1999; Accepted June 5, 2000

Successful hearing aid fittings using high-technology features for elderly patients require consideration of factors beyond results obtained from routine audiologic evaluations. A holistic hearing aid selection, fitting, and evaluation approach that considers patient characteristics from communication, physical, psychological, and social assessment domains is presented here along with a checklist and flowcharts for matching high-tech hearing aid features to older persons who are hearing aid candidates.

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