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Protocol for evaluation of the effect of hearing aid electroacoustic parameters on perception of amplified speech.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  893188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A protocol for the evaluation of the effects of changes in hearing aid electroacoustic parameters was developed and evaluated. The protocol called for the creation of a matrix with as many dimensions as there are parameters to be evaluated. The protocol also called for each dimension to have as many divisions as there are possible variations of a parameter. The cell entries in the matrix were the listener speech discrimination scores in noise. It was found that one cell within the matrix always uniquely contained the highest listener speech discrimination score. It was concluded that use of such a protocol would allow the establishment of the precise electroacoustic settings of a master hearing aid which would result in best speech understanding for the listener.
D W Lawrence; V O Blackledge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Audiology Society     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0360-9294     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Audiol Soc     Publication Date:    1977 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-10-31     Completed Date:  1977-10-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7602679     Medline TA:  J Am Audiol Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Audiometry / instrumentation
Auditory Perception*
Auditory Threshold
Hearing Aids* / instrumentation
Middle Aged
Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired

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