Hearing aid effect is closely related to hearing aid technology and fitting quality

美国著名研究所好听力研究所,也是美国助听器系列市场报告MarkeTrak发布机构,最近在2011年美国听力学年会上,发布了《助听器使用和受益度及生活质量改善的研究》的报告,该项研究的全文将在今年6月的《听力综述》发表。该项研究涉及1900名助听器使用者,平均助听器使用时间为4年。结果显示:在助听器对听障方面的改善,55%的助听器使用者表示有明显改善,细分这些人群,可以看到一个明显趋势,即:随著年龄的增加,效果越是明显,比如只有8.8%的年龄在9岁以下的助听器使用患者表示有所改善,而90岁以上的助听器使用者中则有14.5%认为有改善。

Carefully analyze what is the most obvious improvement of hearing aids for hearing-impaired patients. The author found that the first three that have the best effect are: listening to conversations in a quiet environment, conversations in places with few people, and telephone conversations.These researchers believe that the degree of improvement of hearing aids for the hearing impaired may rise to about 65-70%, but it must be combined with advanced wireless links and traditional inductive coil technologies.

If the benefit of hearing aids and the improvement of quality of life are analyzed, the results of this study show that the higher the benefit of hearing aids, the more they can improve the ability of hearing-impaired patients to communicate effectively, their sense of self-security, and the relationship with their families. And so on. 80% of hearing aid users are satisfied with hearing aids, and 90% of hearing aid users will experience the improvement of their quality of life due to the improvement of their hearing impairment. All these positive effects are closely related to the technology of hearing aids and the quality of hearing aid fittings. (China Audiology Network)

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