Orientation for Hearing Aid Users: Information Retention

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Sao Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01017419
First received: November 19, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Aim: To verify how much of the orientation provided at diagnosis and hearing aid fitting are retained by new hearing aid users and analyze whether age, degree of hearing loss, academic and socio-economics status have an influence on this


Condition Intervention
Hearing Loss
Behavioral: Counseling

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Orientation for Hearing Aid Users: Information Retention

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Further study details as provided by University of Sao Paulo:

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: March 2004
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Audiology counseling Behavioral: Counseling
Informational Counseling provided after hearing aid fitting

Detailed Description:

Introduction: The understanding and retention of orientations provided by the health professional increases patient's satisfaction and compliance to treatment and reduces treatment duration and costs. Aim: To verify how much of the orientation provided at diagnosis and hearing aid fitting are retained by new hearing aid users and analyze whether age, degree of hearing loss, academic and socio-economics status have an influence on this. Methods: Participated in this study 30 adults (18 female and 12 male) with age varying from 18 to 88 years, with post lingual uni or bilateral hearing loss of various degrees and types. Orientations were offered at the time of diagnosis and hearing aid fitting. At the first follow up visit patients were interviewed regarding their hearing loss' characteristics as well as hearing aid care and use (probed recall task). It was also evaluated how participants manipulated their devices. A protocol was used to score participant's responses. Results: on average participants could retain 31,6% and 83,6% of the orientation provided regarding their hearing loss and hearing aid care and use. There was a negative correlation between age and amount of information retained. There was no influence of degree of hearing loss, academic and socio-economic statues. Conclusion: The hearing impaired patients have difficulty to recall orientation provided therefore the use of facilitation strategies to information retained is necessary.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 88 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

30 adults (18 female and 12 male) with age varying from 18 to 88 years, with post lingual uni or bilateral hearing loss of various degrees and types.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • older than 18 years old
  • sensorineural hearing loss, hearing aid candidate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe dexterity or visual problems. Cognitive or memory disorders
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01017419

Locations
Brazil
Hrac - Usp
Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 17012-900
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Deborah V Ferrari, Doctor University of Sao Paulo
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Deborah Viviane Ferrari, Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru - Universidade de São Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01017419     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3
Study First Received: November 19, 2009
Last Updated: November 19, 2009
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo:
hearing aids
counseling

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Deafness
Hearing Loss
Ear Diseases
Hearing Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Signs and Symptoms

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