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Table 7 Baseline demographic and hearing characteristics for participants in the four appointment groups.

From: Hearing aid effectiveness after aural rehabilitation - individual versus group (HEARING) trial: RCT design and baseline characteristics

Characteristic I-I
(n = 164)
G-I
(n = 160)
I-G
(n = 159)
G-G
(n = 161)
p-value
Gender
(% male)
98.2 100.0 98.1 97.5 0.30
Age (mean years ± SD) 65.2 ± 10.5 65.4 ± 11.6 66.2 ± 10.6 65.3 ± 11.5 0.84
Right-ear HF PTA (dB HL ± SD) 48.8 ± 14.6 50.0 ± 15.8 48.4 ± 14.5 48.9 ± 14.2 0.80
Left-ear HF PTA (dB HL ± SD) 53.0 ± 15.1 51.8 ± 14.4 53.1 ± 15.0 50.9 ± 13.4 0.48
Right-ear word recognition (mean % correct ± SD) 88.7 ± 13.4 87.3 ± 13.8 90.2 ± 11.0 88.1 ± 14.1 0.80
Left-ear word recognition
(mean % correct ± SD)
87.5 ± 14.5 86.6 ± 12.3 86.8 ± 13.6 87.1 ± 13.9 0.48
Unilateral loss (%) 2.4 1.3 2.5 1.9 0.84
Right-ear SNHL (%) 95.7 96.3 93.0 94.4 0.74
Left-ear SNHL (%) 96.9 96.9 94.9 95.0 0.63
  1. HF PTA = high-frequency pure-tone average (average of thresholds at 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 Hz), SD = standard deviation, SNHL = sensorineural hearing loss