Option GridTM decision aid:

Hearing loss: hearing technology options

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Interactive Option GridTM decision aid:

Hearing loss: hearing technology options

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In this interactive tool, you will be comparing multiple options. You may already have a preferred option in mind. Before you start, please answer these questions:

Question: 1

Do you feel sure about the best choice for you?

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Question: 2

Do you know the benefits and risks of each option?

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Question: 3

Are you clear about which benefits and risks matter most to you?

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Question: 4

Do you have enough support and advice to make a choice?

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What do you already know?

Before you start the interactive journey, let's see what you already know about this topic. You will be able to redo the self-check at the end of the interactive journey to see if your score changes. You aren't being graded!

Question: 1

If you use hearing aids, your hearing will improve in all situations.

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Question: 2

Using an assistive listening device may improve your ability to hear specific sounds.

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True

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False

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Question: 3

Even with hearing aids, it may be difficult to hear well in noisy places.

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Question: 4

It takes no time at all to become comfortable wearing hearing aids.

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True

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False

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Question: 5

Assistive listening devices cannot be used with hearing aids.

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Frequently Asked Question #1:

What does this involve?

What does this involve?
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Frequently Asked Question #2:

How will this help my hearing?

How will this help my hearing?
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Frequently Asked Question #3:

What should I expect?

What should I expect?
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Are there situations in which this option will not help?

Are there situations in which this option will not help?
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Frequently Asked Question #5:

Do I have to pay?

Do I have to pay?
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Frequently Asked Question #6:

What maintenance is involved?

What maintenance is involved?
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Frequently Asked Question #7:

Can I use more than one option?

Can I use more than one option?
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Finished

Based on what you know now, which option are you leaning towards?

Click the option you are currently leaning towards:
How strong is your current preference for this option?

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How do you feel now that you have completed the interactive tool? Please answer these questions:

Question: 1

Do you feel sure about the best choice for you?

Your answer:

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Yes

check

No

Question: 2

Do you know the benefits and risks of each option?

Your answer:

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Yes

check

No

Question: 3

Are you clear about which benefits and risks matter most to you?

Your answer:

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Yes

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No

Question: 4

Do you have enough support and advice to make a choice?

Your answer:

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Yes

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No

Second-to-last step:

Self check

Check your understanding of the information you just read in the Option GridTM decision aid

This time we’ll show you the right answers if you need help!

Question: 1

If you use hearing aids, your hearing will improve in all situations.

Your answer:

check

True

check

False

This is an explanation

Question: 2

Using an assistive listening device may improve your ability to hear specific sounds.

Your answer:

check

True

check

False

This is an explanation

Question: 3

Even with hearing aids, it may be difficult to hear well in noisy places.

Your answer:

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True

check

False

This is an explanation

Question: 4

It takes no time at all to become comfortable wearing hearing aids.

Your answer:

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True

check

False

This is an explanation

Question: 5

Assistive listening devices cannot be used with hearing aids.

Your answer:

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True

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False

This is an explanation

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