Priority 10 from the Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Could the use of real-world sounds to help program hearing aids in clinic (rather than tones or beeps) improve hearing aid effectiveness?  (JLA PSP Priority 10)
Overall ranking 10
JLA question ID 0033/10
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

When hearing aids are being fitted or adjusted, why are you not offered the chance to listen to sound recordings of road traffic, children shouting, crockery clinking, doors slamming etc. before you are sent home? This would allow you to assess the accuracy of the hearing aid settings far better and reduce frustration and repeat visits.  ~  More Realistic Programming. Can't we duplicate the noisy situations in an audiologist's office so programming is not always a hit and miss effort.

Submitted by Service users x 2, Clinicians x 0, Others x 0
Outcomes to be measured Improved hearing aid prescription
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