Review of Auditory Training Mobile Apps for Adults With Hearing Loss Purpose The purpose of this article was to describe currently available mobile auditory training apps and to assist clinicians in the selection and future use of apps for their clients. Method Two searches of current auditory training apps available on smartphones or iPads in the ... Article
Article  |   September 11, 2018
Review of Auditory Training Mobile Apps for Adults With Hearing Loss
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Anne Olson
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Rebecca Williams
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Emily Livingston
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Carley Futscher
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
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  • Financial: Anne Olson has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Rebecca Williams has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Emily Livingston has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Carley Futscher has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Anne Olson has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Rebecca Williams has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Emily Livingston has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Carley Futscher has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Anne Olson has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Rebecca Williams has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Emily Livingston has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Carley Futscher has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
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Hearing Disorders / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Part 1
Article   |   September 11, 2018
Review of Auditory Training Mobile Apps for Adults With Hearing Loss
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, September 2018, Vol. 3, 12-23. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG7.12
History: Received February 28, 2018 , Revised May 21, 2018 , Accepted July 10, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, September 2018, Vol. 3, 12-23. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG7.12
History: Received February 28, 2018; Revised May 21, 2018; Accepted July 10, 2018

Purpose The purpose of this article was to describe currently available mobile auditory training apps and to assist clinicians in the selection and future use of apps for their clients.

Method Two searches of current auditory training apps available on smartphones or iPads in the Apple App Store were conducted that met the inclusion criteria. Two hundred thirty-nine apps were located, with 5 apps located for an in-depth review.

Results Results are shown in tables with the descriptions, size, and types of activities. In addition, features of the apps related to evidence-based auditory learning and impressions about usability of the apps and need for additional instructions in using the apps are also provided.

Conclusion The training programs summarized here provide clinicians with tables to use as a tool for informing clients about the various characteristics of rehabilitative auditory training options in mobile app formats. These could be used as a supplement to auditory training therapy provided in the clinic or for use at home.

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