Acceptance of Noise Growth Patterns in Hearing Aid Users
- Relationship Between Acceptable Noise Level and the Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit. Freyaldenhoven, Melinda C.; Nabelek, Anna K.; Tampas, Joanna W. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb2008, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p136
Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between acceptable noise levels (ANLs) and the Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB; R. M. Cox & G. C. Alexander, 1995). This study further examined the APHAB's ability to predict hearing aid use. Method: ANL and APHAB data were...
- Siemens Expert Series: NAL-NL2 - Principles, Background Data, and Comparison to Other Procedures. Dillon, Harvey; Keidser, Gitte // Audiology Online;Oct2012, p1
The article discusses a seminar presentation by Doctor Harvey Dillon on using NAL-NL2 prescription, which is as simple as using any of the previous National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) prescriptions. The goals of the NAL-NL2 are mentioned which include making speech as intelligible as possible...
- Regarding DiGiovanni and Pratt. DiGiovanni, Jeffrey J.; Pratt, Ryan M. // Journal of the American Academy of Audiology;Apr2011, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p242
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Verification of In Situ Thresholds and Integrated Real-Ear Measurements," by Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni and Ryan M. Pratt in the 2010 Volume 21, Number 10 issue.
- What are the Guidelines for Sonic Bliss IIC? Reichert, Erin // Audiology Online;Feb2014, p1
The article provides an answer to a question regarding invisible-in-canal (ICC) guidelines for Bliss100 hearing aids.
- Observations on Hearing Aid Users' Strategies for Controlling the Level of Their Own Voice. Laugesen, Søren; Nielsen, Claus; Maas, Patrick; Jensen, Niels Søgaard // Journal of the American Academy of Audiology;Sep2009, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p503
Background: Evidence suggests that hearing-aid users have difficulties with own-voice level control, most likely because their auditory feedback is affected by hearing-aid amplification. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate how changes to auditory feedback affect the voice level...
- In-situ Thresholds for Hearing Aid Fittings. Kuk, Francis // Hearing Review;Nov2012, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p26
The author discusses how the use of sensograms or in-situ thresholds increases the accuracy of the hearing aid fitting and simplifies the task of verifying audibility. He states various advantages of in-situ fittings, including portability, ease in determining real-ear thresholds, precision in...
- Methods for Prescribing Gain for hi HealthInnovations' Hearing Devices: Reliability and Accuracy. Folkeard, Paula; Scollie, Susan; Allen, Prudence // Hearing Review;Apr2012, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p58
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the January 2012 article "Methods for Prescribing Gain for hi HealthInnovations' Hearing Devices: Reliability and Accuracy," by Dianne J. Van Tasell.
- Preferred Low- and High-Frequency Compression Ratios among Hearing Aid Users with Moderately Severe to Profound Hearing Loss. Keidser, Gitte; Dillon, Harvey; Dyrlund, Ole; Carter, Lyndal; Hartley, David // Journal of the American Academy of Audiology;Jan2007, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p17
This study aimed to determine the low- and high-frequency compression ratios of a fast-acting device that were preferred by people with moderately severe to profound hearing loss. Three compression ratios (1:1, 1.8:1, and 3:1) were combined in the low and high frequencies to produce nine schemes...
- TK Control, WDRC, and Expansion: Distinctions. Staab, Wayne J. // Hearing Review;Dec2011, Vol. 18 Issue 13, p58
An excerpt from a blog post in the "Wayne's World" section of The Blogs at www.hearinghealthmatters.org. on July 17, 2011 is presented.