Measurement of Hearing Handicap The relation between Hearing Handicap Scale (HHS) scores and selected measures of both sensitivity loss and speech discrimination loss was studied on 60 hearing-impaired patients (5 conductive, 6 mixed, and 49 sensorineural). Correlations of HHS with sensitivity indices were moderately high (about 0.65), in contrast to the low correlations (about ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1970
Measurement of Hearing Handicap
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Charles Speaks
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • James Jerger
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Jane Trammell
    The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1970
Measurement of Hearing Handicap
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1970, Vol. 13, 768-776. doi:10.1044/jshr.1304.768
History: Received November 5, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1970, Vol. 13, 768-776. doi:10.1044/jshr.1304.768
History: Received November 5, 1969

The relation between Hearing Handicap Scale (HHS) scores and selected measures of both sensitivity loss and speech discrimination loss was studied on 60 hearing-impaired patients (5 conductive, 6 mixed, and 49 sensorineural). Correlations of HHS with sensitivity indices were moderately high (about 0.65), in contrast to the low correlations (about 0.35) with measures of discrimination. Use of a new index that incorporates information about both sensitivity and discrimination yielded a correlation no higher than the sensitivity measures alone.

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