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Determinants of Department of Veterans Affairs hearing aid brand dispensing by individual audiologists

Earl E. Johnson, AuD, PhD

This study assessed the perceptions of Department of Veterans Affairs audiologists regarding the hearing aid brands on a U.S. Government Federal purchasing contract. Associations were sought between perceptions and preferences when audiologists choose to dispense a hearing aid brand to veterans. Study results indicate that audiologists have an overall perception of hearing aid brands that is largely unrelated to the pricing of a brand on the purchasing contract. The overall perception is closely associated with hearing aid brand dispensing for the vast majority of audiologists. Improved understanding of how audiologists choose to dispense an individually preferred hearing aid brand is one benefit of this study.

Volume 48 Number 7, 2011
   Pages 865 — 880


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Johnson EE. Determinants of Department of Veterans Affairs hearing aid brand dispensing by individual audiologists. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(7):865-80.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.04.0077
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