Physical outcome measures for conductive and mixed hearing loss treatment: A systematic review.

Johansson, M L, Tysome, J R, Hill-Feltham, P, Hodgetts, W E, Ostevik, A, McKinnon, B J, Monksfield, P, Sockalingam, R and Wright, T (2018) Physical outcome measures for conductive and mixed hearing loss treatment: A systematic review. Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery, 43 (5). pp. 1226-1234. ISSN 1749-4486.

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The number of potential options for rehabilitation of patients with conductive or mixed hearing loss is continually expanding. To be able to inform patients and other stakeholders, there is a need to identify and develop patient-centred outcomes for treatment of hearing loss.


To identify outcome measures in the physical core area used when reporting the outcome after treatment of conductive and mixed hearing loss in adult patients.


Systematic review.


Systematic review of the literature related to reported physical outcome measures after treatment of mixed or conductive hearing loss without restrictions regarding type of intervention, treatment or device.


Any measure reporting the physical outcome after treatment or intervention of mixed or conductive hearing loss was sought and categorised. The physical outcome measures that had been extracted were then grouped into domains.


The literature search resulted in the identification of 1434 studies, of which 153 were selected for inclusion in the review. The majority (57%) of papers reported results from middle ear surgery, with the remainder reporting results from either bone conduction hearing devices or middle ear implants. Outcomes related to complications were categorised into 17 domains, whereas outcomes related to treatment success was categorised into 22 domains.


The importance of these domains to patients and other stakeholders needs to be further explored in order to establish which of these domains are most relevant to interventions for conductive or mixed hearing loss. This will allow us to then assess which outcome measures are most suitable for inclusion in the core set.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WB Practice of medicine > WB450 Rehabilitation
WV Otorhinolaryngology. ENT medicine
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > ENT
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Depositing User: Jennifer Manders
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2019 10:20
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 10:20

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