Ear Hear 2021 Oct 13. Epub 2021 Oct 13.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom Nottingham Audiology Services, Nottingham University Hospitals National Health Service Trust, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom Hearing Sciences Section, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom Audiology Department, Royal Berkshire National Health Service Foundation Trust, Reading, United Kingdom School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom Ear Science Institute Australia, Perth, Australia Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Objectives: To identify patient-reported barriers and facilitators to using smartphone-connected hearing aids, using the Behavior Change Wheel (BCW) to understand experiences and how these can be addressed.
Design: A single-center, prospective, observational study. Eight hearing aid users (new = 1, existing = 7; mean age = 71. Read More