Hearing Aid Design and Evaluation for a Patient with a Severe Discrimination Loss for Speech Results of intelligibility tests on a single patient with a severe discrimination loss for speech are reported. The patient was tested with four different hearing aids and with no aid, and the effects of opportunity for lipreading, background noise, and reverberation were evaluated. The tests appear to allow an accurate ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1967
Hearing Aid Design and Evaluation for a Patient with a Severe Discrimination Loss for Speech
 
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  • James D. Miller
    Central Institute for the Deaf, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Arthur F. Niemoeller
    Central Institute for the Deaf, St. Louis, Missouri
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1967
Hearing Aid Design and Evaluation for a Patient with a Severe Discrimination Loss for Speech
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1967, Vol. 10, 367-372. doi:10.1044/jshr.1002.367
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1967, Vol. 10, 367-372. doi:10.1044/jshr.1002.367

Results of intelligibility tests on a single patient with a severe discrimination loss for speech are reported. The patient was tested with four different hearing aids and with no aid, and the effects of opportunity for lipreading, background noise, and reverberation were evaluated. The tests appear to allow an accurate estimate of the amount of help to be expected in various situations and show that an aid with good fidelity is clearly superior to the others tested. The destructive effects of background noise and reverberation are demonstrated separately and in combination.

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