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Am J Audiol. 2015 Sep;24(3):269-70.

Internet and Audiology: A Review of the First International Meeting.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this research forum article is to describe the impetus for holding the First International Meeting on Internet and Audiology (October 2014) and to introduce the special research forum that arose from the meeting.

METHOD:

The rationale for the First International Meeting on Internet and Audiology is described. This is followed by a short description of the research sections and articles appearing in the special issue. Six articles consider the process of health care delivery over the Internet; this includes health care specific to hearing, tinnitus, and balance. Four articles discuss the development of effective Internet-based treatment programs. Six articles describe and evaluate Internet-based interventions specific to adult hearing aid users.

CONCLUSION:

The fledgling field of Internet and audiology is remarkably broad. The Second International Meeting on Internet and Audiology ocurred in September 2015.

PMID:
26649527
DOI:
10.1044/2015_AJA-15-0033
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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