Follow up of people fitted with hearing aids

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7375.1304/a (Published 30 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1304

Hearing therapists should explore whole subject of emotional and social support

  1. Elizabeth M Bond, pharmacist (liz.bond@bromleyhospitals.nhs.uk)
  1. Farnborough Hospital, Farnborough BR6 8ND
  2. Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB

    EDITOR—In their follow up study of people fitted with a hearing aid after adult hearing screening Gianopoulos et al highlight the need for support after the fitting.1 As a professional with hearing loss since the age of 7, I was fitted with hearing aids at the age of 16 without any follow up or support. Only when I was 30 did I begin to use the aids on a regular basis.

    Why do I believe that I would have benefited from support? …

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