Hearing Aid Use is Becoming More Accepted

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.

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Rauterkus, E. & Palmer, C. (2014). The hearing aid effect in 2013. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 25, 893-903.

One response to “Hearing Aid Use is Becoming More Accepted

  1. I think it’s interesting that aid use has increased. I wonder if it is related to the fact that technology is become more ubiquitous in society? You mention earbuds and Bluetooth headsets, and their relation to hearing aids, so it makes a certain kind of sense. When technology is used to improve everything else, why not my hearing! Definitely an interesting editorial – thanks for sharing!

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