The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of non-audiological patient-based variables; amount of bother, importance of improved hearing, and expectations, as reliable predictors of benefit and satisfaction from amplification. Study findings were then used to develop two initial prognostic indices.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Hearing Aids; Personal Satisfaction
Piccirillo, Jay F.
Niehl, Katie, "Development of a simple index to predict benefit and satisfaction from amplification" (2009). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 258. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.