New program could improve hearing aid use for older adults

Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss. However, in 2005 more than 325,000 hearing aids, less than four years old were unused according to a previous study. Now, a new hearing aid adjustment program created by Kari Lane, assistant professor at the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri, may help increase hearing aid use for those who need them.


Photo: Kari Lane, researcher; Copyright: Rob Hill, Mizzou Creative

Kari Lane created the HEAR program to help older adults adjust to their hearing aids; © Rob Hill, Mizzou Creative