Mission and objectives

Special populations with unique needs

There are sub-populations within the serviced hearing loss population that have unique needs that aren’t being effectively met.  These sub-populations are either (i) those with unique forms of hearing loss that require different treatment than those with standard moderate hearing loss or (ii) those with hearing loss that also have at least one other disability that modifies the hearing healthcare required.   The goal of this objective is to identity two special populations with unique needs and develop treatments that improve the hearing outcomes of these groups.  Success with this objective will result in improved outcomes for the two populations compared to current state of care.

The two populations with unique needs that are the current focus of our research are:

  1. People with unilateral hearing loss
  2. Tech-savvy young adults