Hearing aid satisfaction and differences in self-reported and data logged hearing aid usage time for experienced and first time users

Sabina Storbjerg Houmøller, Anne Wolff, Vijay Narne, Gérard Sylvian Jean Marie Loquet, Dan Dupont Hougaard, Dorte Hammershøi, Christian Godballe, Jesper Hvass Schmidt

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Background: Hearing aid (HA) satisfaction is assessed by the self-administered International Outcome Inventory of Hearing Aids (IOI-HA) questionnaire. Objectives: The aims of the current study were to investigate the level of HA satisfaction for experienced and first time HA users, and to evaluate any difference between self-reported and objectively measured HA usage time (through data logging). Design: Self-reported questionnaire survey. Patients enrolled in the national BEAR project, from January 2017 to January 2018, answered the seven-item IOI-HA questionnaire targeting different hearing outcome domains; each scored from 1-5. Data logged HA usage time was obtained at two months follow-up visits and compared to the self-reported usage time obtained from the initial IOI-HA questionnaire item. Results: The study population (n=1649) comprised of both experienced (n=458) and first time HA users (n=1191). Total mean IOI-HA scores for experienced HA users increased by ∆0,36 (SD=0,92). Differences in levels of satisfaction between the two groups were further analyzed. Moreover, data logged usage time for experienced users was 10.4 hours (SD=5,10) and 8.35 hours (SD=1,02) for first time users. 15,9% of experienced users (n=422) reported in average a usage time from 4 to 8 hours whereas 21,5% of first time users (n=1152) reported in average 4 to 8 hours usage time.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date22 Aug 2019
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2019
EventInternational Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research: Auditory Learning in Biological and Artificial Systems - Hotel Nyborg Strand, Nyborg, Denmark
Duration: 21 Aug 201923 Aug 2019


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research
LocationHotel Nyborg Strand
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