Purpose: This study was aimed at understanding the effect of time taken adapt to the new hearing aids (HAs) and the timeline of HA adjustments formed over more than a year of rehabilitation on self-reported HA outcomesMethod: A self-report of the time it took to get accustomed to the new and adjustment of the HAs during a year of rehabilitation collected from 690 users using a nonstandardized questionnaire were analyzed. The abbreviateversion of the Speech, Spatial, and Quality of Hearing questionnaire and International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids were used as the self-reportHA outcome. Result: Out of 690 participants, 442 (64%) got accustomed to HAs wit2 months. Ninety-one participants (13%) did not get accustomed to the HAs all, out of which 74 (81%) were first-time HA users. Eighty-four participa(12%) did not receive any HA adjustments after their initial fitting, and 49 (had their HAs adjusted four or more times during the 1 year of rehabilitaThree hundred ninety (57%) participants got their HA adjusted only at the month follow-up visit, showing the intent to adjust given an opportunity. Tstepwise multiple linear regression results showed the significant impact of gting accustomed to the HA and having HA adjusted at multiple instances on self-reported HA outcomes. Conclusion: This study showed the importance of getting accustomed to tHA and having a minimal number of adjustments to have a better long-tself-reported HA outcome.

TidsskriftAmerican Journal of Audiology
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)526-542
Antal sider17
StatusUdgivet - 6 sep. 2023


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