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Hearing aid effectiveness after aural rehabilitation: Individual versus group trial results

Margaret P. Collins, PhD, CCC-A, et al.

We studied whether group hearing aid visits were at least as effective as individual visits and whether group visits led to cost savings. We recruited 644 hearing aid patients from the Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. We measured patient outcomes and costs for 6 mo after the hearing aid fitting. We found that group hearing aid fitting and follow-up visits were at least as effective as individual visits and resulted in important cost savings.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.03.0049

Volume 50 Number 4, 2013
   Pages 585 — 598


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This article and any supplementary materials should be cited as follows:
Collins MP, Liu CF, Taylor L, Souza PE, Yueh B. Hearing aid effectiveness after aural rehabilitation: Individual versus group trial results. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(4): 585–98.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.03.0049
 

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