Melanie A. Ferguson
Information retention and overload in first-time hearing aid users: an interactive multimedia educational solution
Ferguson, Melanie A.; Brandreth, Marian; Brassington, William; Wharrad, Heather
HEATHER WHARRAD firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Elearning and Healthinformatics
Purpose: An educational intervention to improve knowledge of hearing aids and communication in first-time hearing aid users was assessed. This intervention was based on the concept of reusable learning objects (RLOs).
Method: A randomized controlled trial was conducted. One group received the educational intervention, and the other acted as a control group. RLOs were delivered online and through DVD for television and personal computer. Knowledge of both practical and psychosocial aspects of hearing aids and communication was assessed using a free-recall method 6 weeks postfitting.
Results: Knowledge of both practical and psychosocial issues was significantly higher in the group that received the RLOs than in the control group. Moderate to large effect sizes indicated that these differences were clinically significant.
Conclusion: An educational intervention that supplements clinical practice results in improved knowledge in first-time hearing aid users.
Ferguson, M. A., Brandreth, M., Brassington, W., & Wharrad, H. (2015). Information retention and overload in first-time hearing aid users: an interactive multimedia educational solution. American Journal of Audiology, 24, https://doi.org/10.1044/2015_AJA-14-0088
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Apr 10, 2015|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2015|
|Deposit Date||Jan 24, 2017|
|Publicly Available Date||Jan 24, 2017|
|Journal||American Journal of Audiology|
|Publisher||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0|
Ferguson et al AJA HEAR-IT_R1.pdf
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
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