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Remote Hearing Aid Adjustment for Experienced Hearing Aid Users (RCT)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 9, 2021
Last Update Posted : April 19, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Milijana Malmberg, Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital

Brief Summary:

Many hearing aid users experience substantial communication difficulties that may affect their participation in daily life situations negatively. One of the reasons for experiencing remaining problems could be due to unrealistic expectations, another reason could be that the hearing aid is not well adjusted or that the hearing aid user didn't got sufficient support and follow-up from the audiologist.

The purpose of this project is to offer remote hearing aid adjustment as an additional support for experienced hearing aid users.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hearing Aids Device: Remote hearing aid adjustment Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 94 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Remote Hearing Aid Adjustment for Experienced Hearing Aid Users; a Randomised Controlled Trial
Actual Study Start Date : March 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 30, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hearing Aids

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention group
Remote hearing aid adjustment. All participants in this group are offered hearing aids possible to adjust remotely.
Device: Remote hearing aid adjustment
The intervention group is offered remote hearing aid adjustment whilst the control group is offered traditional hearing aid adjustment the requires physical appointments at the clinic. Remote hearing aid adjustment is applicable through mobile applications that hearing aid users download to their mobile phones.

No Intervention: Control group
Traditional hearing aid adjustment

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly/Adults (HHIE/A) [ Time Frame: Change" is being assessed: at baseline, directly after completed rehabilitation, 6 months post and 1 year post ]
    Assessing emotional and social outcomes of a hearing loss; minimum 0 points to maximum 100 points, a higher score means worse outcome.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) [ Time Frame: Change" is being assessed: at baseline, directly after completed rehabilitation, 6 months post and 1 year post ]
    Measures subjective hearing loss in four typical hearing situations; minimum

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • >18 yr of age
  • experienced hearing aid user

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <18 yr of age
  • new hearing aid users

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04840277

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Contact: Milijana Malmberg, PhD +46703803663
Contact: Jennie Hagberg, audiologist 031-342 24 94

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Hearing Clinic, Hearing Organization Recruiting
Boras, Vastra Gotalandsregion, Sweden, 501 82
Contact: Milijana Malmberg, PhD    +46703803663   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Milijana Malmberg, PhD Hearing Organization, Sweden
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Responsible Party: Milijana Malmberg, PhD, audiologist, Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital Identifier: NCT04840277    
Other Study ID Numbers: Remote HA-fitting
First Posted: April 9, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 19, 2021
Last Verified: April 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No