The Intelligibility of Speech by Hearing Aids on Inductance Loop and Microphone Modes of Signal Reception A comparative evaluation was done on the speech intelligibility of two hearing aids, one with an inductance loop and the other with a conventional body unit. Each aid received and reproduced 50 monosyllables (CID W 22) on both inductance coil and microphone input modes. The resultant 200 words were tape-recorded ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1970
The Intelligibility of Speech by Hearing Aids on Inductance Loop and Microphone Modes of Signal Reception
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Steven W. Vargo
    Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
  • Glenn Taylor
    Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
  • J. Curtis Tannahill
    Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
  • Sally A. Plummer
    Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1970
The Intelligibility of Speech by Hearing Aids on Inductance Loop and Microphone Modes of Signal Reception
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1970, Vol. 13, 87-91. doi:10.1044/jshr.1301.87
History: Received July 12, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1970, Vol. 13, 87-91. doi:10.1044/jshr.1301.87
History: Received July 12, 1969

A comparative evaluation was done on the speech intelligibility of two hearing aids, one with an inductance loop and the other with a conventional body unit. Each aid received and reproduced 50 monosyllables (CID W 22) on both inductance coil and microphone input modes. The resultant 200 words were tape-recorded from the output of a 2cc coupler and then evaluated by 196 students. Words correctly written served as the criterion measure. Data analysis revealed significantly more intelligible speech for the conventional hearing aid for both inductance coil and microphone inputs. Further, the loop hearing aid was significantly less intelligible on its inductance coil setting than on microphone reception.

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