On this month’s blog we review one of last year’s top 5 research articles. Rauterkus and Palmer (2014) asked people to rate characteristics of people wearing a variety of ear-level devices, some of which were hearing aids. Ratings taken today, as compared to those collected decades ago suggest that hearing aid use is carrying less social stigma than it once did.
Rauterkus, E. & Palmer, C. (2014). The hearing aid effect in 2013. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 25, 893-903.