A new paper has been published, titled Hearing aid review appointment: clients' reasons for attendance and non-attendance.
Lead author Dr Bec Bennett has published this paper in collaboration with a number of other researchers from Ear Science and other institutes across Perth and The Netherlands.
The objective of the study was to investigate hearing aid owners' decisions to attend or not to attend an annual hearing aid review (HAR) appointment. This included investigating the possible factors associated with appointment attendance, including age, gender, transportation, travel time, and hearing aid outcomes.
Factors found to be significantly associated with attendance at an annual HAR appointment included hearing aid funding source (government subsidised), participants valuing the importance and benefit of the appointment, and superior hearing aid outcomes.