Compare the Level of Satisfaction Among Smart Phone and Traditional Hearing Aids Users

Kaleem Abbas, Sadia Nawaz, Affaf Ijaz, Waris Ali, Atia Ur-Rehman, Hammad Ashraf Mustafai, Humaira Waseem, Baber Ali, Rimsha Tariq


Hearing is crucial for human life, it undertakes a important job in dissertation and linguistic development, which is the fundamental device for the advancement of human correspondence. People with hearing impedance may endure extreme misfortune in their social, mental and proficient lives, dread, misery, disengagement and further more family strains as a result of the absence of consideration influencing those with hearing disorders.  Objective: To compare the level of Satisfaction between smart phone hearing aids and traditional hearing aids users.  Methods: Cross-sectional study was conducted among Hearing aids users with smart phone hearing aids and traditional hearing aids using purposive sampling technique .SADL (Satisfaction with amplification in daily life) was used to measure the satisfaction level between smart phone hearing aids users and traditional hearing aids users.100 applicants by moderate to severe senserineural hearing loss of age range from 18 years to 35 years recommended for hearing aids fitting were included in this research by their consent. Data for this research was collected from Sialkot, Lahore, Narowal, Gujranwala, Pakistan. The data of 100 participants were analyzed through SPSS version 25.O and P-value less than 0.05was considered significant.  Results: A total number of 100 participants were included under which there were 50 males and 50 females.. Out of 100, 53(53%) participants belong to age group of (26+35) years and 47(47%) participants belong to age group of (18+26) years. The participants who were using traditional hearing aids, there the level of satisfaction was 48.0±3.915 and the level of satisfaction in the participants who were using smart phone hearing aids was 53.95±4.17. Smart phone hearing aids users were more satisfied than traditional hearing aids users. Conclusion: It was concluded that smart phone hearing aids users have more satisfaction level as compare to traditional hearing aids users.

Keywords: Audiologist, Audible range, Hearing loss, Smart phone Hearing aids, Traditional hearing aids.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/69-05

Publication date: December 31st 2019

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