AN ACOUSTIC REFLEX TECHNIQUE OF ESTABLISHING HEARING AID SETTINGS

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

ABSTRACT

An acoustic reflex method of establishing hearing aid gain settings for most comfortable loudness was tested. Forty hearing-aid users were examined to determine relationships among MCL. loudness discomfort level, and the contralateral acoustic reflex to speech, under unaided and aided conditions. Results indicate that a simple 2-part rule results in amplification to most comfortable loudness for 76% of subjects. Implications for establishing hearing aid saturation sound pressure level settings are discussed.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles