Systematic Review of the Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Digital Hearing AidsBy Taylor, R.S.; Paisley, S.; Davis, A.; British Journal of Audiology, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 271-288
Publication Date: October 2001
Article presents a study that aims to review the clinical and cost effectiveness of hearing aids that use digital signal processing relative to other forms of hearing aid technology, in particular analogue-based aids. A search for randomized controlled trials, randomized crossover trials, and economic studies was attempted. Eight trials comparing digital to non-digital devices were identified - one randomized controlled trial and seven randomized crossover trials. The evidence identified by the trials provides no significant evidence of the clinical benefit of digital devices compared to analogue-based aids.
Published by: British Society of Audiology (Website:http://www.thebsa.org.uk)
British Society of Audiology (Web Site: http://www.thebsa.org.uk )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J43666