Semin Hear 2005; 26(3): 149-156
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-916378
Copyright © 2005 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Choosing a Self-Report Measure for Hearing Aid Fitting Outcomes

Robyn M. Cox1
  • 1Speech and Hearing Center, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
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Publication Date:
06 September 2005 (online)


A five-step guideline is presented for choosing a self-report measure to evaluate hearing aid outcomes. The steps are prioritizing goals, appreciating fundamentals, specifying essential features, limiting the choices, and selecting the best compromise. The rationale for each step is explained and potentially useful questionnaires are suggested where appropriate. A simple example is used to illustrate the process.


Robyn M Cox

Speech and Hearing Center

807 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN 38105

Email: [email protected]