Melanie A. Ferguson firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer and internet interventions to optimize listening and learning for people with hearing loss: accessibility, use, and adherence
Ferguson, Melanie A.; Henshaw, Helen
HELEN HENSHAW HELEN.HENSHAW@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Senior Research Fellow
Purpose: The aim of this research forum article was to examine accessibility, use, and adherence to computerized and online interventions for people with hearing loss. Method: Four intervention studies of people with hearing loss were examined: 2 auditory training studies, 1 working memory training study, and 1 study of multimedia educational support.
Results: A small proportion (approximately 15%) of participants had never used a computer, which may be a barrier to the accessibility of computer and Internet based interventions. Computer competence was not a factor in intervention use or adherence. Computer skills and Internet access influenced participant preference for the delivery method of the multimedia educational support program.
Conclusions: It is important to be aware of current barriers to computer and Internet-delivered interventions for people with hearing loss. However, there is a clear need to develop and future-proof hearing-related applications for online delivery.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2015|
|Journal||American Journal of Audiology|
|Publisher||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Ferguson, M. A., & Henshaw, H. (2015). Computer and internet interventions to optimize listening and learning for people with hearing loss: accessibility, use, and adherence. American Journal of Audiology, 24, https://doi.org/10.1044/2015_AJA-14-0090|
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