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Current process in hearing-aid fitting appointments: an analysis of audiologists’ use of behaviour change techniques using the behaviour change technique taxonomy

Current process in hearing-aid fitting appointments: an analysis of audiologists’ use of behaviour change techniques using the behaviour change technique taxonomy
Current process in hearing-aid fitting appointments: an analysis of audiologists’ use of behaviour change techniques using the behaviour change technique taxonomy
Objectives: to observe and analyse the range and nature of behaviour change techniques (BCTs) employed by audiologists during hearing-aid fitting consultations to encourage and enable hearing-aid use.

Design: non-participant observation and qualitative thematic analysis using the behaviour change technique taxonomy (version 1) (BCTTv1). Study sample: Ten consultations across five English NHS audiology departments.

Results: audiologists engage in behaviours to ensure the hearing-aid is fitted to prescription and is comfortable to wear. They provide information, equipment, and training in how to use a hearing-aid including changing batteries, cleaning, and maintenance. There is scope for audiologists to use additional BCTs: collaborating with patients to develop a behavioural plan for hearing-aid use that includes goal-setting, action-planning and problem-solving; involving significant others; providing information on the benefits of hearing-aid use or the consequences of non-use and giving advice about using prompts/cues for hearing-aid use.

Conclusions: this observational study of audiologist behaviour in hearing-aid fitting consultations has identified opportunities to use additional behaviour change techniques that might encourage hearing-aid use. This information defines potential intervention targets for further research with the aim of improving hearing-aid use amongst adults with acquired hearing loss
Process, hearing-aid, analysis, audiologist, behaviour, techniques, taxonomy, hearing, aid
643-652
Barker, Fiona
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Mackenzie, Emma
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de Lusignan, Simon
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Barker, Fiona
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Mackenzie, Emma
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de Lusignan, Simon
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Barker, Fiona, Mackenzie, Emma and de Lusignan, Simon (2016) Current process in hearing-aid fitting appointments: an analysis of audiologists’ use of behaviour change techniques using the behaviour change technique taxonomy. International Journal of Audiology, 55 (11), 643-652. (doi:10.1080/14992027.2016.1197425).

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Abstract

Objectives: to observe and analyse the range and nature of behaviour change techniques (BCTs) employed by audiologists during hearing-aid fitting consultations to encourage and enable hearing-aid use.

Design: non-participant observation and qualitative thematic analysis using the behaviour change technique taxonomy (version 1) (BCTTv1). Study sample: Ten consultations across five English NHS audiology departments.

Results: audiologists engage in behaviours to ensure the hearing-aid is fitted to prescription and is comfortable to wear. They provide information, equipment, and training in how to use a hearing-aid including changing batteries, cleaning, and maintenance. There is scope for audiologists to use additional BCTs: collaborating with patients to develop a behavioural plan for hearing-aid use that includes goal-setting, action-planning and problem-solving; involving significant others; providing information on the benefits of hearing-aid use or the consequences of non-use and giving advice about using prompts/cues for hearing-aid use.

Conclusions: this observational study of audiologist behaviour in hearing-aid fitting consultations has identified opportunities to use additional behaviour change techniques that might encourage hearing-aid use. This information defines potential intervention targets for further research with the aim of improving hearing-aid use amongst adults with acquired hearing loss

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Accepted/In Press date: 31 May 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 July 2016
Published date: 2016
Keywords: Process, hearing-aid, analysis, audiologist, behaviour, techniques, taxonomy, hearing, aid
Organisations: Human Sciences Group, Inst. Sound & Vibration Research

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Local EPrints ID: 398690
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/398690
PURE UUID: 9ca08612-fa94-42b4-8e5f-2ac4159e3a6c
ORCID for Emma Mackenzie: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9585-5620

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Date deposited: 01 Aug 2016 08:41
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 04:21

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