The role of hearing in aging and hearing rehabilitation technology with an outlook on future applications

Lukas H.B. Tietz, Gabrielle H. Saunders

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Abstract

The purpose of this position paper is to raise awareness about the negative impacts of age-related hearing loss and the importance of providing good hearing healthcare. We also provide an overview of state-of-the-art hearing aids - the standard rehabilitative technology for hearing loss - along with some thoughts about the future of hearing healthcare. Provision of hearing intervention is critical because untreated age-related hearing loss is associated with numerous negative impacts on the health and well-being, such as increased odds of falling, social isolation and cognitive decline. We suggest that, hearing technologies that combine intelligent computer systems with user centred approaches to hearing healthcare provision will ensure that hearing aids result in improved quality of life for those with hearing loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
EditorsMartina Ziefle, Leszek Maciaszek, Leszek Maciaszek
PublisherSciTePress
Pages305-310
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789897583681
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2019 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: May 2 2019May 4 2019

Publication series

NameICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2019
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion, Crete
Period5/2/195/4/19

Keywords

  • Ehealth
  • Hearing
  • Hearing AIDS
  • Hearing Loss
  • Rehabilitation
  • Tele-health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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    Tietz, L. H. B., & Saunders, G. H. (2019). The role of hearing in aging and hearing rehabilitation technology with an outlook on future applications. In M. Ziefle, L. Maciaszek, & L. Maciaszek (Eds.), ICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (pp. 305-310). (ICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0007760603050310