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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160971
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Experiences of Elders Wearing Hearing Aids for the First Time
Abstract:
The Experiences of Elders Wearing Hearing Aids for the First Time
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Lane, Kari, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:1411 12th Ave, De Witt, IA, 52742, USA
Contact Telephone:563-221-9163
Co-Authors:K.R. Lane, Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; M.I. Wallhagen, Physiological Nursing, University of California in San Fransisco, San Fransisco, CA;
Purpose: To explore the types of difficulties experienced by older adults who obtain hearing aids for the first time and how they dealt with these difficulties. Subjects: Ninety-one elders and their communication partners were interviewed at baseline, 3 months, and 12 months as they made the decision to purchase and purchased hearing aids for the first time. Method: Strauss & Corbin's Grounded Theory, constant comparison techniques were utilized to analyze the interviews of 91 dyads. Results: While a subgroup of participants were able to easily adapt to the hearing aid and wear them most of the time, most experienced specific difficulties that created barriers to hearing aid use. The most common problem noted was that the background noise was too much?just too loud. The second most common complaint was related to the occlusion effect where the hearing aid was experience like an ear plug. Other complaints included general discomfort, hassles related to maintaining the aid, and feeling the hearing aid just didn't work. Difficulties experienced by first time users of hearing aids often can be addressed through follow-up and adjustment but many of the participants did not seek out further assistance. Nurses can become familiar with common problems experienced as well as strategies to facilitate adjustment so as to minimize the social isolation created by hearing loss.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Experiences of Elders Wearing Hearing Aids for the First Timeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160971-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Experiences of Elders Wearing Hearing Aids for the First Time</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lane, Kari, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1411 12th Ave, De Witt, IA, 52742, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">563-221-9163</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kari-lane@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">K.R. Lane, Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; M.I. Wallhagen, Physiological Nursing, University of California in San Fransisco, San Fransisco, CA;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To explore the types of difficulties experienced by older adults who obtain hearing aids for the first time and how they dealt with these difficulties. Subjects: Ninety-one elders and their communication partners were interviewed at baseline, 3 months, and 12 months as they made the decision to purchase and purchased hearing aids for the first time. Method: Strauss &amp; Corbin's Grounded Theory, constant comparison techniques were utilized to analyze the interviews of 91 dyads. Results: While a subgroup of participants were able to easily adapt to the hearing aid and wear them most of the time, most experienced specific difficulties that created barriers to hearing aid use. The most common problem noted was that the background noise was too much?just too loud. The second most common complaint was related to the occlusion effect where the hearing aid was experience like an ear plug. Other complaints included general discomfort, hassles related to maintaining the aid, and feeling the hearing aid just didn't work. Difficulties experienced by first time users of hearing aids often can be addressed through follow-up and adjustment but many of the participants did not seek out further assistance. Nurses can become familiar with common problems experienced as well as strategies to facilitate adjustment so as to minimize the social isolation created by hearing loss.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:13:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:13:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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