Audiological evaluation of problems encountered by individuals with hearing impairment in hearing aid usage


Enitan Olabisi Adebayo
Jelili Olalekan Amoo


Introduction: Audiologists and researchers need to comprehend the audiological experiences of individuals with hearing impairments in their use of hearing aids to facilitate the development of support methods that maximize the use of hearing aids because the attitudes and experiences of individuals with hearing impairments toward the use of hearing aids are complicated.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the audiological problems encountered by individuals with hearing impairment in their use of hearing aids to enable the development of support strategies that optimize the use of hearing aids.

Methodology: A survey research method was used for this study using both scheduled interviews and a self-developed structured questionnaire both comprise two sections A and B (section A comprises the bio-data of the respondents and section B comprises the list of items in questions).  A reliability coefficient of 0.82 and 0.50 was achieved for the questionnaire and the scheduled interview respectively. Frequency count, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and document analysis, were used for data analysis.

Results: Audiological problems encountered by individuals with hearing impairment in their use of hearing aids include the output of a high-pitched whistling sound (feedback) which can be distracting and uncomfortable for the hearing aid user, and many more.

Conclusion: There is a need to make individuals with hearing impairment aware of the benefits of audiological examination before the procurement of any hearing aids.


How to Cite
Adebayo, E. O., & Amoo, J. O. (2024). Audiological evaluation of problems encountered by individuals with hearing impairment in hearing aid usage. Journal of Educational Research in Developing Areas, 5(2), 181-193.


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