Hearing aid effectiveness after aural rehabilitation - individual versus group (HEARING) trial: RCT design and baseline characteristics

@inproceedings{Collins2009HearingAE,
  title={Hearing aid effectiveness after aural rehabilitation - individual versus group (HEARING) trial: RCT design and baseline characteristics},
  author={M. Patrick Collins and Pamela E. Souza and Chuan-Fen Liu and Patrick J. Heagerty and Dagmar A Amtmann and Bevan Yueh},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Hearing impairment is the most common body system disability in veterans. In 2008, nearly 520,000 veterans had a disability for hearing loss through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Changes in eligibility for hearing aid services, along with the aging population, contributed to a greater than 300% increase in the number of hearing aids dispensed from 1996 to 2006. In 2006, the VA committed to having no wait times for patient visits while providing quality clinically… CONTINUE READING

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