Media Use by Older Adults With Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Survey.

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    • Affiliation:
      Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
      Department of Speech and Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
      School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
      Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
      Hearing Tracker Inc, Austin, TX
      Department of Otolaryngology, Hearing and Balance Research Unit, University of Tampere, Finland
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    • Abstract:
      Objectives: There has been a substantial increase in people with health conditions seeking health-related information online. The aim of this study was to examine the media usage by older adults with hearing loss. Method: The study used a cross-sectional survey design. A total of 556 older adults with hearing loss (Hearing Tracker website users) completed the survey that was focused on (a) demographic information, (b) general electronic media usage, (c) sources of hearing health information, and (d) social media use for hearing health information. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and chi-square tests. Results: When seeking hearing health care information, the majority of the participants turned to the Internet (54%) followed by health professionals (34%) as the first response to their symptoms. Both sources were also rated as the easiest means of obtaining hearing health information. The information from health care providers was rated as more reliable and important for decision making than that from the Internet. Facebook and YouTube were the most frequently used social media platforms with over 40% of the respondents using them "most of the time" or "sometimes." All the social media platforms were rated less favorably than other sources for ease of finding information, reliability, and importance in decision making. Conclusion: Older adults with hearing loss use various forms of electronic media for seeking hearing health information. They place the most trust on the information obtained from hearing health care professionals. These professionals need to be aware of the quality of information available on the Internet and social media sources in order to direct patients to credible sources.
    • Journal Subset:
      Allied Health; Peer Reviewed; USA
    • ISSN:
      1059-0889
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 9114917
    • Publication Date:
      20200611
    • Publication Date:
      20200617
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2020_AJA-19-00039
    • Accession Number:
      143637998
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MANCHAIAH, V. et al. Media Use by Older Adults With Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Survey. American Journal of Audiology, [s. l.], v. 29, n. 2, p. 218–225, 2020. DOI 10.1044/2020_AJA-19-00039. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143637998. Acesso em: 15 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Manchaiah V, Bellon-Harn ML, Kelly-Campbell RJ, Beukes EW, Bailey A, Pyykkő I. Media Use by Older Adults With Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Survey. American Journal of Audiology. 2020;29(2):218-225. doi:10.1044/2020_AJA-19-00039
    • APA:
      Manchaiah, V., Bellon-Harn, M. L., Kelly-Campbell, R. J., Beukes, E. W., Bailey, A., & Pyykkő, I. (2020). Media Use by Older Adults With Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Survey. American Journal of Audiology, 29(2), 218–225. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_AJA-19-00039
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Manchaiah, Vinaya, Monica L. Bellon-Harn, Rebecca J. Kelly-Campbell, Eldré W. Beukes, Abram Bailey, and Ilmari Pyykkő. 2020. “Media Use by Older Adults With Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Survey.” American Journal of Audiology 29 (2): 218–25. doi:10.1044/2020_AJA-19-00039.
    • Harvard:
      Manchaiah, V. et al. (2020) ‘Media Use by Older Adults With Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Survey’, American Journal of Audiology, 29(2), pp. 218–225. doi: 10.1044/2020_AJA-19-00039.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Manchaiah, V, Bellon-Harn, ML, Kelly-Campbell, RJ, Beukes, EW, Bailey, A & Pyykkő, I 2020, ‘Media Use by Older Adults With Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Survey’, American Journal of Audiology, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 218–225, viewed 15 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Manchaiah, Vinaya, et al. “Media Use by Older Adults With Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Survey.” American Journal of Audiology, vol. 29, no. 2, June 2020, pp. 218–225. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1044/2020_AJA-19-00039.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Manchaiah, Vinaya, Monica L. Bellon-Harn, Rebecca J. Kelly-Campbell, Eldré W. Beukes, Abram Bailey, and Ilmari Pyykkő. “Media Use by Older Adults With Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Survey.” American Journal of Audiology 29, no. 2 (June 2020): 218–25. doi:10.1044/2020_AJA-19-00039.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Manchaiah V, Bellon-Harn ML, Kelly-Campbell RJ, Beukes EW, Bailey A, Pyykkő I. Media Use by Older Adults With Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Survey. American Journal of Audiology [Internet]. 2020 Jun [cited 2020 Aug 15];29(2):218–25. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143637998