Extending the IOI to significant others and to non-hearing-aid-based interventions

Int J Audiol. 2002 Jan;41(1):27-9. doi: 10.3109/14992020209101308.


Two extensions of the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids are described: the first is designed for the significant other (SO) (IOI-HA-SO), and the second for alternative interventions for hearing difficulties (IOI-AI). A feature of the IOI-HA-SO is that several items are modified to inquire about effects of the partner's hearing loss on the SO. The IOI-AI is designed to cover effects of use of listening aids other than personally worn hearing aids, use of hearing tactics, and aural surgery.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Communication
  • Correction of Hearing Impairment*
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Spouses*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • Treatment Outcome