The C2Hear interactive multimedia videos improve the lives of new hearing-aid users. Research funded by the UK’s National Institute for Health Research created C2Hear. This comprises videos, animations, photos, and patient testimonials to provide valuable advice and information to help new hearing aid users to better use their hearing aids.
C2Hear was co-designed with hearing-aid users, members of the public and audiologists. A high-quality clinical randomised control trial (RCT) assessed the benefits of C2Hear in over 200 first-time hearing aid users. This shows that C2Hear improved knowledge and practical handling skills of hearing aids, increased hearing aid use, as well as improving self-confidence to use hearing aids and to communicate better. C2Hear was rated as highly useful (9/10). For more information, see either the ‘Introduction to C2Hear’ video on the homepage, or look at the Information for Professionals, where research findings can be found.
C2Hear Online has been freely available on YouTube since November 2015, and has had over 200,000 unique views from over 50 countries worldwide.
The Communication Tactics video has been repurposed for family members, friends and the public. C2Hear was developed in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
For further information or comments, please contact the lead researcher Dr Melanie Ferguson by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We have developed a US English version that can be found here in future. C2Hear in other languages or dialects are under discussion.
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