Trends and Predictors of Longitudinal Hearing Aid Use for Children Who Are Hard of Hearing.

@article{Walker2015TrendsAP,
  title={Trends and Predictors of Longitudinal Hearing Aid Use for Children Who Are Hard of Hearing.},
  author={Elizabeth Ann Walker and Ryan W McCreery and Meredith Spratford and Jacob Jay Oleson and John M Van Buren and Ruth A Bentler and Patricia A. Roush and Mary Pat Moeller},
  journal={Ear and hearing},
  year={2015},
  volume={36 Suppl 1},
  pages={38S-47S}
}
OBJECTIVES Children who are hard of hearing (CHH) have restricted access to acoustic and linguistic information. Increased audibility provided by hearing aids (HAs) influences language outcomes, but the advantages of appropriately fit HAs can only be realized if children wear their devices on a consistent basis. The purpose of this article was to characterize long-term HA use in CHH, based on parent-report measures, and identify factors that influence longitudinal trends in HA use. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING
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