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Hearing loss, speech, and hearing aids.
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PMID:  8487516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Modern hearing aids permit adjustment of a number of electroacoustic parameters, among them frequency response, saturation sound pressure level, and various aspects of compression. Relatively little is known, however, about how the electroacoustic characteristics of hearing aids affect the information-bearing properties of speech. Even less is known about how hearing aids might alleviate or exacerbate the effects of impaired hearing. This article reviews current knowledge in three areas: (a) characteristics of mild/moderate hearing loss, (b) information-bearing aspects of speech, and (c) the relation between electroacoustic characteristics of hearing aids and the speech signal. Concluding suggestions are made regarding the implications of the current data for selecting hearing-aid characteristics.
D J Van Tasell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of speech and hearing research     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0022-4685     ISO Abbreviation:  J Speech Hear Res     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-07     Completed Date:  1993-06-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376336     Medline TA:  J Speech Hear Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455.
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation
Ear / physiopathology
Ear Diseases / physiopathology
Equipment Design
Hearing Aids*
Hearing Disorders / physiopathology
Loudness Perception
Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired*
Speech Acoustics
Speech Perception
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