TruHearing, Shoebox, WSA

Hearing Aids for Mobility Assessment

2022 –

Project goal:

This industry sponsored project (TruHearing, USA) hypothesizes that hearing aid sensors are a valid and reliable measure of social and physical activity when compared to traditional measures.  Furthermore, we aim to explore the future viability of additional metrics of interest.

The sample population will include up to 50 older adults who are candidates for hearing aids and who will wear these aids for a period of time to generate data measured by sensors in the hearing aids that will be compared against standard metrics for physical and mental well being and possibly others in future.  Both hospitalized and community dwelling populations will wear hearing aids.

PI: Bruce Wallace, Matt Bromwich