Can Consumers and Audiologists Detect Ear Disease Prior to Hearing Aid use?
The purpose of this study is to determine if lay persons and non-physician hearing healthcare providers (e.g. audiologists) can detect ear disease using focused questionnaires (Consumer Ear Disease Risk Assessment [CEDRA] & audiologist based Ear Disease Risk Assessment tool [PEDRA])? The overarching goal of this work is to decrease the cost and increase accessibility of hearing aids and related hearing healthcare services while protecting consumers from the consequences of unrecognized ear disease. In so doing, we will also decrease the cost burden to the overall healthcare system by encouraging only those consumers with high risk of ear disease to seek ...
A Study to Learn How Well Hearing Aid Customers Can Determine Ear Disease Risk Using a Questionnaire.
The purpose of this study is to learn how well consumers can determine their own ear disease risk, by testing their use of a questionnaire made to be as effective as possible for ear disease screening.
A Study to Evaluate Ability of Hearing Aids and Wearable Sensors to Detect Falls
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of Livio© hearing aids and Apple Watch© to detect falls when subjects with normal/abnormal vestibular function experience controlled, postural disturbances on a treadmill. We will also assess the interaction mechanism of vestibulocolic and vestibulospinal reflex in fall prevention.