Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Hearing Aid Selection and Evaluation in the Year 2000

Author(s) Larry E Humes
Volume 17
Number 4
Year 1993
Page(s) 98-106
Language English
Keywords hearing
Abstract This paper describes three new procedures that could prove useful for the selection and evaluation of hearing aids in the future. First, an approach to hearing aid fitting based on the restoration of normal loudness patterns is described. Next, a means of evaluating the hearing aid fit for speech sounds, referred to as the phon-gram, is illustrated. Finally, the modified Speech Transmission Index (mSTI) is offered as a potential solution to the problems of score interpretation and generalization for speech recognition scores obtained in the hearing aid evaluation. These three new procedures serve to illustrate ways in which new technology and knowledge can be applied to the solution of problems confronting the audiologist and the hearing aid wearer.

L'auteur décrit trois nouvelles procédures qui pourraient se révéler éventuellement utiles lors de la sélection et de l'évaluation des
prothèses auditives. Premièrement, il aborde une méthode d'ajustement des prothèses auditives qui est basée sur le rétablissement des niveaux normaux de sonorie. Il détaille ensuite des moyens pour évaluer l'ajustement des prothèses auditives en se basant sur les sons vocaux (graphique connu sous le nom de "phon-gram"). Enfin, il présente l'index modifié de transmission de la parole (mSTI) comme solution possible aux problèmes de l'interprétation et de la généralisation des résultats obtenus aux examens vocaux lors de l'évaluation prothétique. Ces trois nouvelles méthodes servent à illustrer des façons d'appliquer les nouvelles technologies et connaissances à la solution des problèmes auxquels font face l'audiologiste et l'utilisateur de la prothèse auditive.
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