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.
Solheim, J. & Hickson L. (2017). Hearing aid use in the elderly as measured by data-logging and self-report. International Journal of Audiology, 56, 472-479.