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Article: Innovative technology in hearing instruments: matching needs in the developing world

TitleInnovative technology in hearing instruments: matching needs in the developing world
Authors
KeywordsWorld Health Organization
Trainable Hearing Aids
Hearing Impaired
Hearing Aids
Digital Signal Processing
Developing Countries
Issue Date2011
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201794
Citation
Trends in Amplification, 2011, v. 15 n. 4, p. 209-214 How to Cite?
AbstractHearing instrument technology research is almost entirely focused on the projected needs of the consumer market in the developed world. However, two thirds of the world's population with hearing impairment live in developing countries and this proportion will increase in future, given present demographic trends. In developing regions, amplification and other hearing health needs may differ from those in industrialized nations, for cultural, health, or economic reasons. World Health Organization estimates indicate that at present only a small percentage of individuals in developing countries who are in need of amplification have access to hearing aid provision. New technologies, such as trainable hearing aids, advanced noise reduction algorithms, feedback reduction circuitry, nano coatings for hearing aid components, and innovative power options, may offer considerable potential benefits, both for individuals with hearing impairment in developing countries and for those who provide hearing health care services in these regions. This article considers the possible supporting role of innovative hearing instrument technologies in the provision of affordable hearing health care services in developing countries and highlights the need for research that considers the requirements of the majority of the world population in need of hearing instrument provision.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175325
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dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationTrends in Amplification, 2011, v. 15 n. 4, p. 209-214en_US
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dc.description.abstractHearing instrument technology research is almost entirely focused on the projected needs of the consumer market in the developed world. However, two thirds of the world's population with hearing impairment live in developing countries and this proportion will increase in future, given present demographic trends. In developing regions, amplification and other hearing health needs may differ from those in industrialized nations, for cultural, health, or economic reasons. World Health Organization estimates indicate that at present only a small percentage of individuals in developing countries who are in need of amplification have access to hearing aid provision. New technologies, such as trainable hearing aids, advanced noise reduction algorithms, feedback reduction circuitry, nano coatings for hearing aid components, and innovative power options, may offer considerable potential benefits, both for individuals with hearing impairment in developing countries and for those who provide hearing health care services in these regions. This article considers the possible supporting role of innovative hearing instrument technologies in the provision of affordable hearing health care services in developing countries and highlights the need for research that considers the requirements of the majority of the world population in need of hearing instrument provision.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofTrends in Amplificationen_US
dc.rightsTrends in Amplification. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.subjectWorld Health Organizationen_US
dc.subjectTrainable Hearing Aidsen_US
dc.subjectHearing Impaireden_US
dc.subjectHearing Aidsen_US
dc.subjectDigital Signal Processingen_US
dc.subjectDeveloping Countriesen_US
dc.subject.meshCorrection of Hearing Impairment - economics-
dc.subject.meshDeveloping Countries - economics-
dc.subject.meshDiffusion of Innovation-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibility - economics-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand - economics-
dc.titleInnovative technology in hearing instruments: matching needs in the developing worlden_US
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