Did Changes to Adult Hearing Aid Pathways Due to COVID-19 Affect Patient Outcomes? A Service Evaluation

CONCLUSIONS: Remote hearing aid fittings are less effective for new users than hearing aids fitted using standard face-to-face service provision or service provision using a blended model of remote and face-to-face care. Current pathways using a blended model of care are less efficient but equally effective for new hearing aid users compared with provision prior to COVID-19 and result in equivalent patient outcomes in terms of benefit.SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL: https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.21067585.PMID:36103809 | DOI:10.1044/2022_AJA-21-00195
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Source Type: research