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Domains relating to the everyday impact of hearing loss, as reported by patients or their communication partner(s): protocol for a systematic review

Vas, Venessa; Akeroyd, Michael A.; Hall, Deborah A.

Authors

Venessa Vas

Deborah A. Hall



Abstract

INTRODUCTION:
Hearing loss is a highly prevalent condition that affects around 1 in 6 people in the UK alone. This number is predicted to rise by the year 2031 to a staggering 14.5 million people due to the ageing population of the UK. Currently, the most common intervention for hearing loss is amplification with hearing aid(s) which serve to address the issue of audibility due to hearing loss, but cannot reverse its effects. The consequences of hearing loss are multifaceted, as it is a complex condition that can detrimentally affect various aspects of an individual's life, including communication and personal relationships. The scope of these reported issues is so broad that it calls on the need for patient-centred management plans that are tailored to each patient as well as appropriate measures to assess intervention benefit. It is unclear whether current outcome instruments adequately match what patients report as the most important problems for them.

METHODS AND ANALYSIS:
The systematic review aims to capture existing knowledge about patients and their communication partner's perspective on the everyday impact of hearing loss. Methods are defined according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-analyses for Protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015.

ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION:
No ethical issues are foreseen. Findings will be reported in student's thesis as well as at national and international ENT/audiology conferences and in a peer-reviewed journal.

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW REGISTRATION NUMBER:
PROSPERO CRD42015024914.

Citation

Vas, V., Akeroyd, M. A., & Hall, D. A. (2016). Domains relating to the everyday impact of hearing loss, as reported by patients or their communication partner(s): protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open, 6(9), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011463

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 8, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 19, 2016
Publication Date Sep 19, 2016
Deposit Date Jun 29, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jun 29, 2017
Journal BMJ Open
Electronic ISSN 2044-6055
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 9
Article Number e011463
Pages 1-6
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011463
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/38623
Publisher URL http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/9/e011463.long
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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