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IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain


Self-reported satisfaction with digital hearing aids among older adults in Indian context


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Author Details: Himanshu Kumar Sanju, Arun Kumar Yadav, Manisha Choudhary

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-5229

Print ISSN : 2581-5210

Article First Page : 1

Article End Page : 3


Abstract

Literature from western countries showed many subjects provided with hearing aids are not satisfied and do not use it regularly. There is a dearth of literature regarding satisfaction from the hearing aids among older adults hearing aid users in India. The present study aimed to investigate satisfaction among older adults hearing aid users of India. The present study includes 164 older adults hearing aid users (50-70 years) using hearing aid from 1 to 8 years. Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Living (SADL) questionnaire was used to evaluate the satisfaction that people feel with their current hearing aids. Finding of the present study revealed satisfaction among older adults hearing aid users. The present study also revealed that older adults hearing aid users are satisfied with cost and services of the hearing aid. From the present study, it was also observed that most of the older adults are concern about cosmetics appearance of the hearing aids.

Keywords: SADL, Satisfaction, Hearing Aid, Amplification Device.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2455-846X.2018.0001