The Intervention to Increase Hearing Aid Use Among First Time Adult Hearing Aid Users

Erica Bronen

Hearing aid use that isn’t up to par can have a big influence on one’s health and happiness. The researchers wanted to perform a randomised controlled trial of a behaviour modification intervention to encourage patients to use hearing aids. This was a quasi-randomized controlled experiment with two arms. A total of 160 first-time hearing aid users were recruited during their hearing aid fitting sessions. The control group received the standard of care. In addition to standard treatment, the intervention arm received I-PLAN, which includes information about the impacts of hearing aid use/non-use, a reminder prompt to use the hearing aids, and an action plan.