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Successful and unsuccessful users of bilateral amplification: differences and similarities in binaural performance.
Int J Audiol. 2010 Sep; 49(9):613-27.IJ

Abstract

Bilateral amplification seems to be the best solution for bilaterally hearing-impaired persons. Nevertheless, some individuals are unsuccessful with this strategy. The goals of the present study were to develop tests to improve the diagnostic test battery before rehabilitation of hearing-impaired persons with bilateral or unilateral amplification, and to evaluate the tests with normally-hearing subjects and with two groups of hearing-impaired persons. The latter two groups contained 11 successful and 11 unsuccessful users of bilateral amplification respectively. Hearing thresholds, speech recognition in noise, signal analysis ability, binaural abilities, and dichotic tests were used in the investigation. The subjects answered a questionnaire and hearing aid gain curves were measured. The results for the two groups were similar for peripheral hearing functions and binaural performance. The unilateral amplification group showed significantly worse results in speech-in-noise and dichotic tests. Spatial aspects within the questionnaire were correlated to amplification preference. We therefore suggest the inclusion of speech-in-noise, dichotic tests, and questions on spatial orientation into the diagnostic scheme before rehabilitation with hearing aids.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. susanne.kobler@akademiska.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20707668

Citation

Köbler, Susanne, et al. "Successful and Unsuccessful Users of Bilateral Amplification: Differences and Similarities in Binaural Performance." International Journal of Audiology, vol. 49, no. 9, 2010, pp. 613-27.
Köbler S, Lindblad AC, Olofsson A, et al. Successful and unsuccessful users of bilateral amplification: differences and similarities in binaural performance. Int J Audiol. 2010;49(9):613-27.
Köbler, S., Lindblad, A. C., Olofsson, A., & Hagerman, B. (2010). Successful and unsuccessful users of bilateral amplification: differences and similarities in binaural performance. International Journal of Audiology, 49(9), 613-27. https://doi.org/10.3109/14992027.2010.481774
Köbler S, et al. Successful and Unsuccessful Users of Bilateral Amplification: Differences and Similarities in Binaural Performance. Int J Audiol. 2010;49(9):613-27. PubMed PMID: 20707668.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Successful and unsuccessful users of bilateral amplification: differences and similarities in binaural performance. AU - Köbler,Susanne, AU - Lindblad,Ann-Cathrine, AU - Olofsson,Ake, AU - Hagerman,Björn, PY - 2010/8/17/entrez PY - 2010/8/17/pubmed PY - 2010/12/14/medline SP - 613 EP - 27 JF - International journal of audiology JO - Int J Audiol VL - 49 IS - 9 N2 - Bilateral amplification seems to be the best solution for bilaterally hearing-impaired persons. Nevertheless, some individuals are unsuccessful with this strategy. The goals of the present study were to develop tests to improve the diagnostic test battery before rehabilitation of hearing-impaired persons with bilateral or unilateral amplification, and to evaluate the tests with normally-hearing subjects and with two groups of hearing-impaired persons. The latter two groups contained 11 successful and 11 unsuccessful users of bilateral amplification respectively. Hearing thresholds, speech recognition in noise, signal analysis ability, binaural abilities, and dichotic tests were used in the investigation. The subjects answered a questionnaire and hearing aid gain curves were measured. The results for the two groups were similar for peripheral hearing functions and binaural performance. The unilateral amplification group showed significantly worse results in speech-in-noise and dichotic tests. Spatial aspects within the questionnaire were correlated to amplification preference. We therefore suggest the inclusion of speech-in-noise, dichotic tests, and questions on spatial orientation into the diagnostic scheme before rehabilitation with hearing aids. SN - 1708-8186 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20707668/Successful_and_unsuccessful_users_of_bilateral_amplification:_differences_and_similarities_in_binaural_performance_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/14992027.2010.481774 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -