Pre-market version of a commercially available hearing instrument with a tinnitus sound generator: feasibility of evaluation in a clinical trial

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dc.contributor.author Sereda, Magdalena en
dc.contributor.author Davies, Jeff en
dc.contributor.author Hall, Deborah en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T10:36:24Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T10:36:24Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-25
dc.identifier.citation Sereda, M., Davies, J. and Hall, D. (2016) Pre-market version of a commercially available hearing instrument with a tinnitus sound generator: feasibility of evaluation in a clinical trial. International Journal of Audiology, en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/13343
dc.description Open Access article en
dc.description.abstract Objective: This report considers feasibility of conducting a UK trial of combination devices for tinnitus, using data from the study which evaluated different listener programmes available within the pre-market version of Oticon Alta with Tinnitus Sound Generator. Design: Open and closed questions addressed the following feasibility issues: (1) Participant recruitment; (2) Device acceptability; (3) Programme preferences in different self-nominated listening situations; (4) Usability; (5) Compliance; (6) Adverse events. Study sample: Eight current combination hearing aid users (all males) aged between 62–72 years (mean age 67.25 years, SD = 3.8). Results: All eight participants reported the physical aspects and noise options on the experimental device to be acceptable. Programmes with amplification and masking features were equally preferred over the basic amplification-only programme. Individual preferences for the different programme options varied widely, both across participants and across listening situations. Conclusions: A set of recommendations for future trials were formulated which calls for more “real world” trial design rather than tightly controlling the fitting procedure. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject combination device en
dc.subject hearing loss en
dc.subject tinnitus en
dc.title Pre-market version of a commercially available hearing instrument with a tinnitus sound generator: feasibility of evaluation in a clinical trial en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2016.1254822
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.funder Oticon A/S en
dc.projectid N/A en
dc.cclicence CC BY en
dc.date.acceptance 2016-10-25 en
dc.exception.reason This is a Gold Open access article en


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