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Although hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss, and have the potential to help seniors stay active and productive, almost 50% of them who receive hearing aids rarely if ever use them, a state of affairs sometimes referred to as "the hearing aid in the drawer" syndrome. clEAR's customized auditory brain training has been shown to be effective in improving adults' abilities to recognize speech, in reducing their perceptual effort associated with listening with a hearing loss, and in increasing their confidence to engage in everyday conversations. In the proposed research, we will determine whether older adults who receive hearing aids for the first time report higher satisfaction with their new hearing aids and have longer daily use time as a result of having completed clEAR's auditory brain training program for new hearing aid users.
Auditory training as the potential to dramatically affect older persons' adjustment to a new hearing aid and to maximize the benefits they receive from wearing one. In turn, by wearing hearing aids, they experience easier and more successful communication patterns. They enhance their ability to engage in everyday conversations and will be able to become more socially involved with their family and friends. In this study we will try to determine the extent to which web-based clEAR auditory brain training, with concomitant support from a clEAR in-house audiologist, affects satisfaction with new hearing aids and increases daily use time. The study will include thirty adults over the age of 60 years who have received hearing aids for the first time. After an adjustment period, half will complete clEAR's auditory brain training program right away and the other half will complete it after a delay period, and both will complete a control condition. To establish the level of feasibility and clinical utility. We will measure hearing aid satisfaction, benefit ratings, and hearing aid use time.
Hearing Impairment, Sensorineural
Auditory Brian Training Games/Activities
Washington University School of Medicine
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Washington University School of Medicine
Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-01-21T11:31:37-0500
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Hearing loss resulting from damage to the COCHLEA and the sensorineural elements which lie internally beyond the oval and round windows. These elements include the AUDITORY NERVE and its connections in the BRAINSTEM.
Hearing loss due to damage or impairment of both the conductive elements (HEARING LOSS, CONDUCTIVE) and the sensorineural elements (HEARING LOSS, SENSORINEURAL) of the ear.
The teaching or training of those individuals with hearing disability or impairment.
Professionals skilled at diagnostic testing of hearing, HEARING IMPAIRMENT, and CORRECTION OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT by non-medical or non-surgical means.
Disorders of hearing or auditory perception due to pathological processes of the AUDITORY PATHWAYS in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. These include CENTRAL HEARING LOSS and AUDITORY PERCEPTUAL DISORDERS.
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