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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Impact and cost-effectiveness evaluation of a community-based rehabilitation intervention on quality of life among Chinese adults with hearing loss: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Criteria Description
Inclusion • Age 16 years old and above
• Diagnosed with some degree of hearing loss and are required to wear a hearing aid
• Plans to stay in the geographic area for study duration
• Community-dwelling
• Fluent Chinese speaker
Exclusion • Inability to read or write
• Cognitive, mental, language, or movement disability diagnosis
• Self-reported use of a hearing aid in the past 1 year
• Unwilling to wear hearing aids on daily basis
• Medical contraindication to use of hearing aids (e.g., draining ear)
• Conductive hearing loss with air-bone gap > 15 dB in two or more contiguous frequencies in both ears that cannot be resolved