Hearing aid satisfaction and differences between self-reported and data logged hearing aid usage time for experienced and first-time hearing aid users

Sabina Storbjerg Houmøller, Anne Wolff, Vijay Narne, Gerard Loquet, Dan Dupont Hougaard, Dorte Hammershøi, Jesper Hvass Schmidt

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Background: Hearing aid (HA) satisfaction is assessed by the self-administered International Outcome Inventory of Hearing Aids (IOI-HA) questionnaire. Objectives: The aims of the current study were to investigate the level of HA satisfaction for experienced and first time HA users, and to evaluate any difference between self-reported and objectively measured HA usage time (through data logging). Design: Self-reported questionnaire survey. Patients enrolled in the national BEAR project, from January 2017 to January 2018, answered the seven-item IOI-HA questionnaire targeting different hearing outcome domains; each scored from 1-5. Data logged HA usage time was obtained at two months follow-up visits and compared to the self-reported usage time obtained from the initial IOI-HA questionnaire item. Results: The study population (n=1649) comprised of both experienced (n=458) and first time HA users (n=1191). Experienced users reported before and two months following HA fitting. First time users reported two months following HA fitting. Total mean IOI-HA scores for experienced HA users increased by ∆0,36 (SD=0,92). Differences in levels of satisfaction between the two groups were further analyzed. Moreover, data logged usage time for experienced users was 10.4 hours (SD=5.10) and 8.35 hours (SD=1.02) for first time users. 15.9% of experienced users (n=422) reported in average a usage time from 4 to 8 hours whereas 21.5% of first-time users (n=1152) reported in average 4 to 8 hours usage time.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (2019): Auditory Learning in Biological and Artificial Systems - Hotel Nyborg Strand, Nyborg, Denmark
Duration: 21. Aug 201923. Aug 2019


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (2019)
LocationHotel Nyborg Strand
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