Can Consumers Detect Ear Disease Prior to Hearing Aid Use?


About this study

The specific aim of this work is to optimize consumer and non-physician detection of ear disease.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 40 or older;
  • New patients who present to the Mayo Clinic Arizona department of Audiology with ear or hearing complaints or who are seeking hearing aids

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Age under 40 ;
  • Unwillingness or inability to complete paper and pencil and/or electronic questionnaires


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jamie Bogle, Au.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Jacqueline Smith


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