The Role of Hearing in Aging and Hearing Rehabilitation Technology with an Outlook on Future Applications

Lukas Tietz, Gabrielle Saunders

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.

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in Harvard Style

Tietz L. and Saunders G. (2019). The Role of Hearing in Aging and Hearing Rehabilitation Technology with an Outlook on Future Applications.In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-368-1, pages 305-310. DOI: 10.5220/0007760603050310


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4awe19,
author={Lukas Tietz and Gabrielle Saunders},
title={The Role of Hearing in Aging and Hearing Rehabilitation Technology with an Outlook on Future Applications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,},
year={2019},
pages={305-310},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007760603050310},
isbn={978-989-758-368-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,
TI - The Role of Hearing in Aging and Hearing Rehabilitation Technology with an Outlook on Future Applications
SN - 978-989-758-368-1
AU - Tietz L.
AU - Saunders G.
PY - 2019
SP - 305
EP - 310
DO - 10.5220/0007760603050310