Automated text message reminder for Hearing Loss

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Hearing Loss+1 More
Automated text message reminder - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

Many individuals with hearing loss do not receive adequate hearing healthcare. Given their close and long-term relationships with patients, primary care providers (PCPs) could play a vital role in improving access to hearing healthcare. Unfortunately, hearing loss is often underdiagnosed in primary care settings, because hearing screening is not a routine part of primary care visits, and the responsibility often falls on the patient or family to recognize and address the issue. The investigators propose to pilot test the use of text message reminders to encourage elderly patients to discuss hearing assessment with there PCPs. The study objectives are to: 1) design an automated text-messaging reminder system; 2) assess the feasibility of deploying the intervention in a clinical trial setting; and 3) evaluate whether the intervention increases willingness to seek hearing healthcare.

Eligible Conditions

  • Hearing Loss

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 3 months after enrollment

3 months after enrollment
Likelihood of obtaining audiogram
Likelihood of obtaining hearing aids
Likelihood of patient-physician discussion of hearing loss or hearing assessment

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control Group
1 of 2
Automated Text Message Reminder
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

40 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Automated text message reminder · No Placebo Group · N/A

Automated Text Message Reminder
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Automated text message reminder · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Control GroupNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control Group · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 3 months after enrollment
Closest Location: Stanford University · Stanford, CA
Photo of Stanford University 1Photo of Stanford University 2Photo of Stanford University 3
1992First Recorded Clinical Trial
4 TrialsResearching Hearing Loss
774 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

Stanford UniversityLead Sponsor
2,130 Previous Clinical Trials
35,668,870 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Hearing Loss
553 Patients Enrolled for Hearing Loss

Eligibility Criteria

Age 65+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a cell phone with a valid phone number.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.