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Frequency-lowering devices for managing high-frequency hearing loss: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19447764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Frequency-lowering technology has been around for decades. The primary aim--namely, that of providing high-frequency information to those with severe high-frequency hearing loss--addresses a clinical need most conventional hearing devices are still unable to provide. Early studies with frequency-lowering technology reported mostly unfavorable results, and the devices never gained clinical popularity. However, as hearing aid (HA) technology becomes ever more sophisticated, it is appropriate to reconsider whether frequency-lowering HAs should be an amplification choice in those with high-frequency hearing loss. Recent research is yielding promise with people who wear frequency-lowering devices showing improved speech perception. Questions remain regarding patient candidacy and whether auditory training may result in better outcomes. The author also discusses future clinical directions and research needs for frequency lowering.
Andrea Simpson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in amplification     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1084-7138     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Amplif     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-18     Completed Date:  2009-07-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709254     Medline TA:  Trends Amplif     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-106     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Auditory Pathways / physiopathology*
Equipment Design
Hearing Aids*
Hearing Impaired Persons*
Hearing Loss, High-Frequency / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Pitch Perception
Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired*
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
Speech Perception

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