Using Technology To Enhance AR: What's Out There? Individuals with hearing loss can access a head-spinning array of technologies including, but not limited to, direct-to-consumer hearing devices; mobile applications (apps) that offer auditory training and tinnitus strategies; wireless connectivity devices for telephone, television, and remote microphones; and electronic health (e-health) intervention. A patient, for example, may be ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   June 28, 2018
Using Technology To Enhance AR: What's Out There?
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Coordinator's Column   |   June 28, 2018
Using Technology To Enhance AR: What's Out There?
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2018, Vol. 3, 4. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG7.4
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2018, Vol. 3, 4. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG7.4
Individuals with hearing loss can access a head-spinning array of technologies including, but not limited to, direct-to-consumer hearing devices; mobile applications (apps) that offer auditory training and tinnitus strategies; wireless connectivity devices for telephone, television, and remote microphones; and electronic health (e-health) intervention. A patient, for example, may be deciding whether to use hearing aids, cochlear implants, a remote microphone, a television streamer, a telephone streamer, and/or an auditory training app. Practitioners and researchers are challenged to keep up with these technologies and study their characteristics and efficacy.
Patients and practitioners have wondered if technologies might be accessed and used without the involvement of professionals. Individuals with hearing loss can directly access information from the internet and/or through technology user manuals. Articles on the readability and health literacy characteristics of hearing aid manuals and internet information, however, indicate that this information can be challenging for consumers to fully understand (Caposecco, Hickson, & Meyer, 2014; Laplante-Lévesque & Thorén, 2015).
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