Use of the Satisfaction With Amplification in Daily Life Questionnaire to Assess Patient Satisfaction Following Remote Hearing Aid Adjustments (Telefitting)
by Silvio Pires Penteado, Ricardo Ferreira Bento, Linamara Rizzo Battistella, Sara Manami Silva, Prasha Sooful
(Published on 02 Sep 2014)
Background: Hearing loss can affect approximately 15% of the pediatric population and up to 40% of the adult population. The gold standard of treatment for hearing loss is amplification of hearing thresholds by means of a hearing aid instrument. A hearing aid is an electronic device equipped with a topology of only three major components of aggregate cost. The gold standard of hearing aid fittings is face-to-face appointments in hearing aid centers, clinics, or hospitals. Telefitting encompasses the programming and adjustments of hearing aid settings remotely. Fitting hearing aids remotely is a relatively simple procedure, using minimal computer hardware and Internet access. Objective: This project aimed to examine the feasibility and outcomes of remote hearing aid adjustments...
Making Big Data Useful for Health Care: A Summary of the Inaugural MIT Critical Data Conference
by Omar Badawi, Thomas Brennan, Leo Anthony Celi, Mengling Feng, Marzyeh Ghassemi, Andrea Ippolito, Alistair Johnson, Roger G. Mark, Louis Mayaud, George Moody, Christopher Moses, Tristan Naumann, Marco Pimentel, Tom J. Pollard, Mauro Santos, David J. Stone, Andrew Zimolzak, MIT Critical Data Conference 2014 Organizing Committee
(Published on 22 Aug 2014)
With growing concerns that big data will only augment the problem of unreliable research, the Laboratory of Computational Physiology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology organized the Critical Data Conference in January 2014. Thought leaders from academia, government, and industry across disciplines—including clinical medicine, computer science, public health, informatics, biomedical research, health technology, statistics, and epidemiology—gathered and discussed the pitfalls and challenges of big data in health care. The key message from the conference is that the value of large amounts of data hinges on the ability of researchers to share data, methodologies, and findings in an open setting. If empirical value is to be from the analysis of retrospective data,...
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