Hearing-Aid Performance and Hearing-Aid Selection A sentence intelligibility test was used to evaluate listener performance with three hearing aids differing substantially in physical characteristics. Thirty six hard-of-hearing listeners, representing various types and degrees of hearing loss, were tested. Results showed that, although the sentence intelligibility test reflected meaningful average differences among the aids, the rank ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1966
Hearing-Aid Performance and Hearing-Aid Selection
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • James Jerger
    Research Institute, Houston Speech and Hearing Center, Houston, Texas
  • Charles Speaks
    Research Institute, Houston Speech and Hearing Center, Houston, Texas
  • Carolyn Malmquist
    Research Institute, Houston Speech and Hearing Center, Houston, Texas
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1966
Hearing-Aid Performance and Hearing-Aid Selection
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1966, Vol. 9, 136-149. doi:10.1044/jshr.0901.136
History: Received May 15, 1965
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1966, Vol. 9, 136-149. doi:10.1044/jshr.0901.136
History: Received May 15, 1965

A sentence intelligibility test was used to evaluate listener performance with three hearing aids differing substantially in physical characteristics. Thirty six hard-of-hearing listeners, representing various types and degrees of hearing loss, were tested. Results showed that, although the sentence intelligibility test reflected meaningful average differences among the aids, the rank ordering of aids was essentially equivalent for all listeners.

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