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Table 2 Evaluations and preferences of persons with hearing complaints

From: Potential barriers and facilitators for implementation of an integrated care pathway for hearing-impaired persons: an exploratory survey among patients and professionals

Question Valid N Yes Neutral No Don't know
Evaluations after ENT/AC examination (N = 332)      
Confidence in hearing aid dispenser? 330 89% 5% 2% 4%
Satisfied with hearing aid dispenser? 331 96% 2% 2% 0%
Preferences after ENT/AC examination (N = 332)      
Earlier fitted with a hearing aid without GP/ENT/AC visit? 328 24% 21% 52% 3%
Visit GP with hearing complaints if not necessary? 329 54% 12% 32% 2%
Visit ENT/AC with hearing complaints if not necessary? 329 64% 13% 21% 3%
Preferences after hearing aid fitting (N = 85)      
Expect dispenser to fit good hearing aid without mediation ENT/AC? 85 80% 12% 6% 2%
Important to be advised by ENT/AC? 84 60% 21% 17% 2%
Important that hearing aid is evaluated by ENT/AC? 83 64% 17% 19% 0%