Ear Hear 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.
Patient and Population Health and Informatics, Swansea University Medical School, Singleton Park, Swansea, United Kingdom Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia HEAR Centre, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Objectives: Listening effort may be defined as the attentional and cognitive resources needed to understand an auditory message, modulated by motivation. Despite the use of hearing devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants (CIs), the requirement for high listening effort remains a challenge for individuals with hearing loss. The Listening Effort Questionnaire-Cochlear Implant (LEQ-CI) is a hearing-specific patient-reported outcome measure (PROM), which has been designed for use in the CI candidacy and rehabilitation process to assess perceived listening effort in everyday life in adults with severe-profound hearing loss. Read More