Date of Degree


Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name





Barbara Weinstein

Subject Categories

Speech Pathology and Audiology | Telemedicine


Amplification Journal, Phone Application, Adaptation, Technology, Hearing Aids


The DEar Diary application is an illustration of concept of an Apple iOS (operating system) application designed as a tool for supporting compliance and satisfaction with the use of amplification. The audiologist’s main purpose is to counsel, support and to provide rehabilitative counseling to their patients. Helping a patient succeed while using hearing devices for the first time is a complicated task which can be accomplished with the proper counseling and helpful tools in place.

The use of a journal to write down experiences and providing written support material the patient can refer to once they are out of the office may help patients succeed. With the rising use of technology among the incoming audiological populations, a phone application may be a better suited to equip these hearing aid candidates as this resource would be at their fingertips at all times.

DEar Diary was developed as a modern version of a journal with additional tools to best support the new hearing device user. The focus of the DEar Diary application is to promote setting hearing goals which the patient can strive to reach, tracking progress with amplification to demonstrate benefits of amplification, to provide a reference for care and maintenance of hearing devices and to provide communication strategies for overcoming difficult listening environments.

Final DEarDiary iPhone (1000 kB)
Xcode application File

DEar Diary Walk Through - Nicole (16646 kB)
Screen Recording