Internet and Audiology: A Review of the First International Meeting Purpose The purpose of this research forum article is to describe the impetus for holding the First International Meeting on Internet and Audiology (October 2014) and to introduce the special research forum that arose from the meeting. Method The rationale for the First International Meeting on Internet and ... Research Forum
Research Forum  |   September 01, 2015
Internet and Audiology: A Review of the First International Meeting
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Gerhard Andersson
    Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
    Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon A/S, Snekkersten, Denmark
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Thomas Lunner
    Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
    Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon A/S, Snekkersten, Denmark
  • Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
    Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
    Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon A/S, Snekkersten, Denmark
  • Jill E. Preminger
    University of Louisville, KY
  • Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication. ×
  • Correspondence to Jill E. Preminger: jill.preminger@louisville.edu
  • Editor and Associate Editor: Larry Humes
    Editor and Associate Editor: Larry Humes×
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Research Forum: Internet and Audiology
Research Forum   |   September 01, 2015
Internet and Audiology: A Review of the First International Meeting
American Journal of Audiology, September 2015, Vol. 24, 269-270. doi:10.1044/2015_AJA-15-0033
History: Received June 16, 2015 , Accepted June 20, 2015
 
American Journal of Audiology, September 2015, Vol. 24, 269-270. doi:10.1044/2015_AJA-15-0033
History: Received June 16, 2015; Accepted June 20, 2015
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Purpose The purpose of this research forum article is to describe the impetus for holding the First International Meeting on Internet and Audiology (October 2014) and to introduce the special research forum that arose from the meeting.

Method The rationale for the First International Meeting on Internet and Audiology is described. This is followed by a short description of the research sections and articles appearing in the special issue. Six articles consider the process of health care delivery over the Internet; this includes health care specific to hearing, tinnitus, and balance. Four articles discuss the development of effective Internet-based treatment programs. Six articles describe and evaluate Internet-based interventions specific to adult hearing aid users.

Conclusion The fledgling field of Internet and audiology is remarkably broad. The Second International Meeting on Internet and Audiology ocurred in September 2015.

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