Early intervention of mild sensorineural hearing loss (MSNHL) through amplification may prevent the reduction of health-related quality of life. Many individuals with slight-to-mild loss wait years from the time they first notice a problem until seeking help. Evidence of the benefits of amplification for those with MSNHL is limited and auditory rehabilitation may be complex. When should amplification be considered for these patients? What does the evidence show regarding best practices for this population? What factors should be considered when fitting patients having other auditory dysfunction such as tinnitus and/or hyperacusis? We will present current evidence, use interactive case studies, and clinical outcomes from our clinics to inform the implementation of individualized auditory rehabilitation programs for patients with MSNHL through amplification.
- List and explain important considerations in fitting hearing aids to patients with slight to mild losses
- Develop individualized auditory rehabilitation programs for patients with MSNHL