Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
James F. Maurer
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (56 p.)
Hearing aids -- Fitting, Hearing aids -- Maintenance and repair
The purpose of this study was to investigate the hypothesis that a dispensing program utilizing rehabilitative follow-up in the form of a post-fitting check appointment would show: (1) less return for repairs for hearing aids; (2) higher patient satisfaction with the aid; and (3) higher patient satisfaction with the service received during the hearing aid dispense than would a clinic with no follow-up. Data for comparison between the two clinics were drawn from medical chart review, frequency of hearing aid repairs, and from a questionnaire which assessed satisfaction levels. Patients were also asked to estimate the amount of use with the aid and success with manipulation of the aid for purposes of comparison with other groups previously studied.
Behrendsen, Lynn, "Hearing aid satisfaction and rate of return for repairs : a comparison of two Kaiser dispensing programs" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3958.