On the importance of data logging: Hearing aid wearers over-report use time

With the multitude of rehabilitative considerations to be made during follow-up appointments, we often forget to review the valuable data collected through hearing aid data logging. Of interest should be estimated daily wear time, as this can provide valuable insight to a patient’s reliance on the devices. In this review, Solheim and Hickson show discrepancies between logged use time and patient reported use time, pointing toward additional utility in the objectively logged data.

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Solheim, J. & Hickson L. (2017). Hearing aid use in the elderly as measured by data-logging and self-report. International Journal of Audiology56, 472-479.

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