It was the aim of the focus group discussions to explore user views on procedures for rehabilitation with hearing aids. Therefore in a first step the project partners developed an "Inital O pinion". The list of procedures used in the focus group studies is presented under the link " Initial Opinion". In the second step this initial opinion was presented to hearing aid dispensers for their views on its completeness and practicability. In a third step it was investigated whether the willingness of hearing aid users and unaided hearing impaired persons to co-operate would be sufficient to realise the procedures set out in the Initial Opinion in everyday life. This investigation was carried out in Oldenburg for Germany. This was regarded as a pilot study that would inform the main work of this section.
This work is reported in full in deliverable D-6-2.