Day: August 15, 2019

Factors Associated With Successful Setup of a Self-Fitting Hearing Aid and the Need for Personalized Support

Objectives: Self-fitting hearing aids have the potential to increase the accessibility of hearing health care. The aims of this study were to (1) identify factors that are associated with the ability to successfully set up a pair of commercially available self-fitting hearing aids; 2) identify factors that are associated with the need for knowledgeable, personalized support in performing the self-fitting procedure; and (3) evaluate performance of the individual steps in the self-fitting procedure. Design: Sixty adults with hearing loss between the ages of 51 and 85 took part in the study. Half of the participants were current users of bilateral hearing aids; the other half had no previous hearing aid experience. At the first appointment, participants underwent assessments of health locus of control, hearing aid self-efficacy, cognitive status, problem-solving skills, demographic characteristics, and hearing thresholds. At the second appointment, participants followed a set of computer-based instructions accompanied by video clips to self-fit the hearing aids. The self-fitting procedure required participants to customize the physical fit of the hearing aids, insert the hearing aids into the ear, perform self-directed in situ audiometry, and adjust the resultant settings according to their preference. Participants had access to support with the self-fitting procedure from a……

Nirvana never had Redd Kross open due to Courtney Love, band alleges

Grunge band Redd Kross have admitted to being “very bad pranksters,” but according to the band, pranking Courtney Love may have been what kept them from opening for Nirvana. You can read the band’s interview below. Read more: Bam Margera gets Dr. Phil neck tattoo at Kat Von D shop before arrest Speaking with The Guardian, bassist […]
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