Reasons for referral and attitudes toward hearing aids: do they affect outcome?

@article{Wilson2003ReasonsFR,
  title={Reasons for referral and attitudes toward hearing aids: do they affect outcome?},
  author={C B Wilson and Dafydd Stephens},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={
          81-4
        }
}
Many patients attending for a hearing aid are not self motivated, but in the majority of cases motivated by a relative. In this study, we have examined whether the reason for referral (self motivated or other) and the attitude toward a hearing aid at assessment affect outcome measures. One hundred and forty first-time hearing aid users were assessed at their initial hearing aid consultation and at review 3 months later. The reason for referral was not found to affect outcome measures. However… CONTINUE READING

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