The Effectiveness of Hearing Aids and Two Service-Delivery Models in Older Adults: A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

Larry Humes, PhD, and colleagues present a summary of findings from their recent study published in the March 2017 edition of the American Journal of Audiology that compares a professionally driven best-practice hearing aid service delivery model to a version of an over-the-counter (OTC) model. One important message that should not be lost in the extremely relevant findings of this RCT study is that hearing aids are, in fact, efficacious and provide considerable benefit to older adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.