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Fitting WDRC Devices: Which Rationale and How Many Channels?
Wide Dynamic Range Compression (WDRC) hearing aids are believed to be the best remedy for recruitment, which is experienced by most hearing impaired people. There are at least two theories about how WDRC devices should ...
Do new hearing aid users prefer less low- frequency, high-frequency, or overall gain than experienced users?
There seems to be a widespread belief among clinicians that new hearing aid users prefer less gain than experienced hearing aid users, and therefore that new users will acclimatize to more gain over time. This belief is ...
What factors influence variation in directional microphone benefit?
Many studies have demonstrated an average directional microphone (dirmic) benefit of 3-3.5 dB, a value that corresponds well to expectations from physical performance measures of conventional directional instruments. A ...
Perception and management of a self-fitting hearing aid among older adults
NAL is currently investigating if a ‘self-fitting hearing aid’ (SFHA), a device that users can program themselves without the need for audiological or computer support, is a viable solution for populations who have ...
The Self-Fitting Hearing Aid
Factors influencing individual variation in perceptual directional microphone benefit
(Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 2013-02)
Background: Large variations in perceptual directional microphone benefit, which far exceed the variation expected from physical performance measures of directional microphones, have been reported in the literature. The ...
The Effect of Functional Hearing Loss and Age on Long- and Short-term Visuospatial 1 Memory: Evidence from the UK Biobank Resource
The UK Biobank offers cross-sectional epidemiological data collected on >500,000 individuals in the UK between 40 and 70 years of age. Using the UK Biobank data, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ...
On the relationship between functional hearing and depression
(International Journal of Audiology, 2015-06)
Objective: To establish the effect of self-rated and measured functional hearing on depression, taking age and gender into account. Additionally, the study investigates if hearing aid usage mitigates the effect, and if ...