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Cochrane Corner: Hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults

Brennan-Jones, Christopher G.; Weeda, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Melanie A.

Authors

Christopher G. Brennan-Jones chris.brennan-jones@telethonkids.org.au

Elizabeth Weeda 'Libby Weeda (21109788@student.uwa.edu.au)'

Melanie A. Ferguson melanie.ferguson@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

This Cochrane Corner features the review entitled “Hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults” published in 2017. In their review, Ferguson et al. identified five randomised controlled trials (RCTs) involving 825 participants, with moderate quality of evidence shown for all domains except adverse effects. Results showed a large beneficial effect of hearing aids on hearing-specific health-related quality of life and listening ability, and a small yet significant beneficial effect on overall health related quality of life. Ferguson et al. concluded that according to the available evidence, hearing aids are effective at improving hearing-specific health-related quality of life, general health related quality of life and listening ability in adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. The evidence supports the widespread provision of hearing aids as the first-line clinical management for those seeking help for hearing difficulties.

Citation

Brennan-Jones, C. G., Weeda, E., & Ferguson, M. A. (in press). Cochrane Corner: Hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults. International Journal of Audiology, https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2018.1432903

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 22, 2018
Online Publication Date Jan 31, 2018
Deposit Date Feb 20, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 1, 2019
Journal International Journal of Audiology
Print ISSN 1499-2027
Electronic ISSN 1708-8186
Publisher Taylor & Francis Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2018.1432903
Keywords Hearing aids, hearing aid satisfaction, aging, demgraphics/epidemiology
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49886
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2018.1432903
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Audiology on 31/01/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14992027.2018.1432903.

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