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JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis
June 5, 2018

Hearing Aids and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults With Hearing Loss

Author Affiliations
  • 1National Institute for Health Research, Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Ropewalk House, Nottingham, England
  • 2Otology and Hearing Group, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England
  • 3Nottingham University Hospitals National Health Service Trust, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, England
JAMA. 2018;319(21):2225-2226. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.5567

Clinical Question  Are hearing aids associated with improved health-related quality of life in adults with mild to moderate hearing loss?

Bottom Line  Compared with no hearing aids, the provision of hearing aids was associated with improvements in hearing-specific and general health-related quality of life.