Glasgow Hearing Aid Benefit Profile: Derivation and Validation of a Client-centered Outcome Measure for Hearing Aid Services

  title={Glasgow Hearing Aid Benefit Profile: Derivation and Validation of a Client-centered Outcome Measure for Hearing Aid Services},
  author={Stuart Gatehouse},
The Glasgow Hearing Aid Benefit Profile (GHABP) has been derived, optimized, and verified as an instrument suitable for application in the context of the evaluation of the efficacy and effectiveness of rehabilitative services for hearing-impaired adults. [] Key Method The profile produces scales of preintervention disability, handicap, reported hearing aid use, reported benefit, satisfaction, and residual disability, obtained over a combination of prespecified listening circumstances and those nominated by…

Subjective measures of hearing aid benefit and satisfaction in the NIDCD/VA follow-up study.

Although understanding speech in noise or in group situations continues to be problematic, subjects reported wearing their hearing aids almost all of the time in both easy and difficult listening situations.

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This contribution aims to put forward a series of examples to demonstrate that a move from concentration on hearing impairment can lead to a greater understanding of its consequences for hearing-impaired listeners, and carries the potential to both evaluate and more optimally configure interventions for such listeners.

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Attempts to document the effectiveness and efficacy of hearing aids for elderly persons with impaired hearing will be most complete when assessing performance along all seven dimensions of hearing-aid outcome.

Psychosocial correlates of hearing aid adjustment.

The Communication Profile for the Hearing Impaired (CPHI) results provide compelling evidence of hearing aid benefit.

Management of single-sided deafness with the bone-anchored hearing aid

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Self-report measures of disability and handicap, and hence the benefits of intervention, now constitute an unassailable element in the authors' understanding of the consequences of impaired hearing and essential components for the evaluation and optimization of interventions designed to alleviate those deficits.

Detecting components of hearing aid fitting using a self-assessment-inventory

The data indicate that extra-audiological factors might also play an important role in the success of hearing aid fitting, and disability and handicap reveal the highest values for speech in noise, whereas the aid-related factor shows the lowest values for this condition.

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The Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit

A shortened version of the Profile of hearing aid benefit, to be called the Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit, or APHAB, which uses a subset of 24 of the 66 items from the PHAB, scored in four 6-item sub-scales is developed.

Development of the Profile of Hearing Aid Performance (PHAP).

The PHAP, a 66-item self-administered inventory that quantifies performance with a hearing aid in everyday life using both seven-score and four-score profiles, has been evaluated using groups consisting mainly of elderly hearing aid wearers having mild to moderate hearing impairments.

Predictability and reliability of hearing aid benefit measured using the PHAB.

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    Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
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It is concluded that the PHAB is best suited for group research: when used for individual subjects, thePHAB may not be sensitive enough to detect important differences between hearing aid conditions.

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A comprehensive follow-up protocol was designed and utilized to assess benefit, use, and satisfaction from hearing aids and can provide considerable evaluative clinical information in a reasonable amount of time.

The Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly as a measure of hearing aid benefit.

A significant reduction in the perceived emotional and social effects of hearing impairment following 1 year of hearing aid use was revealed, and the reduction in perceived handicap was greater for the hearing aid users than for their spouses.

Pre-issue assessment and counselling as a component of hearing-aid provision.

Evidence from Studies carried out in Manchester suggest that such a service considerably increases both use of and satisfaction with hearing aids.

Comparison of two questionnaires for patient-assessed hearing aid benefit.

Two questionnaires, the Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (PHAB) and the intelligibility Rating Improvement Scale (IRIS), were developed to measure self-assessed hearing aid benefit and the potential of each questionnaire was evaluated for clinical and research applications.

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  • Medicine
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This three-parameter approach provides a simple, relevant and useful way of assessing benefit from amplification which has application in both individual and group studies.

Components and Determinants of Hearing Aid Benefit

The results suggest that both disability and hearing aid benefit may be divided into separate components having particular and separate relationships to predictor variables in terms of both auditory and nonauditory characteristics.

The Hearing Handicap Scale as a measure of hearing aid benefit.

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  • Physics, Psychology
    The Journal of speech and hearing disorders
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Results showed a significant improvement for all three measurements and indicated that improvement in word identification presented at conversational level was more related to self-reported hearing aid benefit than was improvement in speech reception threshold.