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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 melanie.ferguson@nottingham.ac.uk



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2015
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
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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1044/2015_AJA-14-0090
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.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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