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

Brennan-Jones, Christopher G. and Weeda, Elizabeth and Ferguson, Melanie A. (2018) Cochrane Corner: Hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults. International Journal of Audiology . ISSN 1708-8186

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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.

Item Type: Article
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:
Keywords: Hearing aids, hearing aid satisfaction, aging, demgraphics/epidemiology
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Clinical Neuroscience
Identification Number: 10.1080/14992027.2018.1432903
Depositing User: Ferguson, Melanie
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2018 12:14
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 06:41

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