Priorities 16-30 from the Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can hearing aids be better designed to aid usability for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss?  (JLA PSP Priority 16-30)
Overall ranking Top 16-30
JLA question ID 0033/16-30f
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence To follow
Health Research Classification System category Ear
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples

Why are hearing aids so fiddly? The batteries are difficult to put in and take out. They are difficult to clean. There must be better designs  ~  How can hearing aids be made easier to use?  ~  Simple stuff - easy to use hearing aids  ~  Hearing aids that work well in a wet environment eg heavy rain  ~  What new materials/equipment can be used in future hearing aids

Submitted by Service users x 3, Clinicians x 0, Others x 2
Outcomes to be measured Easier to use hearing aids/ Water resistant hearing aids / New materials/equipment
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0033
PSP name Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 87  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 3 September 2015