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Computer and internet interventions to optimize listening and learning for people with hearing loss: accessibility, use, and adherence

Ferguson, Melanie A.; Henshaw, Helen

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Melanie A. Ferguson



Abstract

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.

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

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 10, 2015
Publication Date Sep 1, 2015
Deposit Date Dec 16, 2016
Publicly Available Date Dec 16, 2016
Journal American Journal of Audiology
Print ISSN 1059-0889
Electronic ISSN 1558-9137
Publisher American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
DOI https://doi.org/10.1044/2015_AJA-14-0090
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39408
Publisher URL http://aja.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2405179
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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