Assessing the Development and Viability of an Android App for Auditory Training in Older Adults with Hearing Impairments

Sanjana Madhukesh, Archana Gundmi, K. S. Harisha, Pramath Ramesh, Roshan Jacob

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to develop an android application that is more compatible and user-friendly for the older adult population with hearing impairment and validate the developed app. Method: The app’s framework involved a training mode platform consisting of four levels with four sub-levels each. Every level includes stimuli of word-in-noise containing high and low-frequency words with three different noise types – traffic noise, competing for speech, and speech babble. The levels in the app increased in complexity to provide an efficient auditory training feature. The developed application was validated on older adults and professionals based on a questionnaire with both closed and open-ended questions. Results: Based on the validated responses of the participants, the app is a reliable tool for auditory training in older adults with hearing impairment. The app contains ease-of-use features for older adults and has been considered a platform for improvement in aural rehabilitation. Conclusion: The study marks as a tool in auditory training for older adults to provide the utmost benefit. Increase in the cases of the hearing-impaired population in a few years, a demand to set up a user-friendly management option is beneficiDigitizationtion of aural rehabilitation, especially for older adults, has thus been noted in the present study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1876-1883
Number of pages8
JournalIndian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Volume75
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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