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An E-Platform for Rehabilitation of Persons With Hearing Problems
Linköping University, Sweden.
University of Stockholm, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Disability Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research. Eriksholm Research Centre, Denmark; Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Karolinska Institute, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4753-6745
2015 (English)In: American Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1059-0889, E-ISSN 1558-9137, Vol. 24, no 3, 271-275 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The aim of this research forum article was to describe a feasible web-based solution for improving the quality of life of persons with hearing problems, such as hearing loss or tinnitus. The online platform was developed at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning at Linkoping University, Sweden, and has been running for a number of years and used in numerous studies and treatments. Method: The security aspects of the platform as well as the process flow for running a study or treatment are described, focusing primarily on the technical and practical considerations. Also presented are the design characteristics and the main features and functions available in the platform. Results: We point out the many advantages of running Internet-assisted intervention treatments, the challenges that we have faced, and some intended developments. Many of our research colleagues, both from Sweden and other countries, have already implemented or intend to implement their own studies on this platform. Conclusions: Audiological rehabilitation can be delivered via the Internet using a stable online platform. Security and usability are important factors to have in mind for the design as well as adaptability to the patients. A next development step is to implement and test blended treatments using video conferencing inside the platform.

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AMER SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOC , 2015. Vol. 24, no 3, 271-275 p.
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Applied Psychology Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123077DOI: 10.1044/2015_AJA-14-0083ISI: 000364315200002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123077DiVA: diva2:876472
Available from: 2015-12-03 Created: 2015-12-03 Last updated: 2015-12-11

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