Assessing the use of telecare tools

Our group has been successful in winning funding from the Ida Institute to assess Ida Telecare tools. Work shall begin from September 2017:

Dr David Maidment - Helping patients to make decisions about managing their hearing loss that are right for them. £8,064.
The project will look at whether patients who use Why Improve My Hearing? before coming to an NHS clinic have better outcomes than those who do not use the tool.
Co-investigators: Melanie A. Ferguson, Eithne Heffernan, and Melanie Gregory

Dr Helen Henshaw - How do patients with hearing loss prepare for their hearing appointments and how might this help? £8,045.
The project will be a feasibility study of how Ida Telecare tools can be used with NHS audiology patients.
Co-investigators: Melanie A. Ferguson, Melanie Gregory, and William Brassington

Getting ready for cochlear implant assessment using online tools at home, by Helen Cullington at the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service.
The project will use Ida Telecare tools as part of a method to determine if gathering information from CI patients at home leads to more patient-centered interactions in the appointment.
Co-investigator: Dr Padraig Kitterick

The Ida Institute is an independent, non-profit organization with the vision to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics of hearing loss. It is funded by the Oticon Foundation.