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Satisfaction with amplification in daily life (SADL) in monaural and binaural hearing aid users

Wan Ahmad, Wan Aslynn Salwani (2020) Satisfaction with amplification in daily life (SADL) in monaural and binaural hearing aid users. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences (IJAHS), 4 (2). pp. 1240-1244. E-ISSN 2600-8491

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Introduction:This study was aimed to identify the level of satisfaction in monaural and binaural hearing aid users by using the Malay Satisfaction of Amplification in Daily Life (SADL) questionnaire.Methods: A total of forty (40) hearing aid users fromtheInternational Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM) Hearing and Speech Clinic at Jalan Hospital Campus, Kuantan, IIUM Medical Specialist Centre and private hearing aid centres participated in this study. Twenty-two (22) of them were monaural users while the rest were binaural hearing aid users.Results:The results were categorized based on the means of each subscales (Positive effects, Negative features, Service & cost and Personal image) as well as mean of global satisfaction scores. Positive effects subscale shows the highest mean score with 5.83 while negative features subscale has the lowest mean with 3.95 regardless of different type of fittings. In addition, it was found that there is no significant difference in the degree of satisfaction in monaural and binauralhearing aid users except for negative feature subscale.Conclusions:Themajority of hearing aid users were satisfied on all four subscales and global score. Assessing patient's satisfaction can be helpful in planning appropriate intervention. Successful hearing aid fitting is correlated with how satisfied the patient is with the outcome provided by the device.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Satisfaction, Amplification, Hearing aid users, Monaural hearing aid, Binaural hearing aid.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Depositing User: Dr Wan Aslynn Wan Ahmad
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 12:25
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2023 18:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103063

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