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Acceptable noise level (ANL) and real-world hearing-aid success in Taiwanese listeners.
Int J Audiol. 2013 Nov; 52(11):762-70.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this prospective study was to investigate the relationship between acceptable noise level (ANL), which was measured using Taiwanese and the international speech test signal (ISTS), and real-world hearing-aid success for listeners who were representative of the population commonly seen in clinics.

DESIGN

Unaided ANLs were measured pre-hearing-aid fitting. Hearing-aid success was assessed three months post-fitting using the international outcome inventory for hearing aids (IOI-HA) and a hearing-aid use questionnaire.

STUDY SAMPLE

Eighty adults with hearing impairment completed the study.

RESULTS

Both Taiwanese and ISTS ANLs were significantly associated with hearing-aid success, with higher ANLs suggesting poorer outcomes. However, the ANL's prediction accuracy for the probability of hearing-aid success was either much lower than that suggested by some literature, or was not much different from that of simply predicting all listeners as successful users.

CONCLUSIONS

The current study suggested the possibility of using ANL to predict hearing-aid success. However, the usefulness of ANL as a clinical tool is unlikely to be as great as indicated by the literature.

Authors+Show Affiliations

* Department of Otolaryngology, Buddhist Dalin Tzu-Chi General Hospital , Chiayi , Taiwan.No 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

24099584

Citation

Ho, Hsu-Chueh, et al. "Acceptable Noise Level (ANL) and Real-world Hearing-aid Success in Taiwanese Listeners." International Journal of Audiology, vol. 52, no. 11, 2013, pp. 762-70.
Ho HC, Wu YH, Hsiao SH, et al. Acceptable noise level (ANL) and real-world hearing-aid success in Taiwanese listeners. Int J Audiol. 2013;52(11):762-70.
Ho, H. C., Wu, Y. H., Hsiao, S. H., & Zhang, X. (2013). Acceptable noise level (ANL) and real-world hearing-aid success in Taiwanese listeners. International Journal of Audiology, 52(11), 762-70. https://doi.org/10.3109/14992027.2013.815371
Ho HC, et al. Acceptable Noise Level (ANL) and Real-world Hearing-aid Success in Taiwanese Listeners. Int J Audiol. 2013;52(11):762-70. PubMed PMID: 24099584.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acceptable noise level (ANL) and real-world hearing-aid success in Taiwanese listeners. AU - Ho,Hsu-Chueh, AU - Wu,Yu-Hsiang, AU - Hsiao,Shih-Hsuan, AU - Zhang,Xuyang, PY - 2013/10/9/entrez PY - 2013/10/9/pubmed PY - 2014/6/5/medline SP - 762 EP - 70 JF - International journal of audiology JO - Int J Audiol VL - 52 IS - 11 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The objective of this prospective study was to investigate the relationship between acceptable noise level (ANL), which was measured using Taiwanese and the international speech test signal (ISTS), and real-world hearing-aid success for listeners who were representative of the population commonly seen in clinics. DESIGN: Unaided ANLs were measured pre-hearing-aid fitting. Hearing-aid success was assessed three months post-fitting using the international outcome inventory for hearing aids (IOI-HA) and a hearing-aid use questionnaire. STUDY SAMPLE: Eighty adults with hearing impairment completed the study. RESULTS: Both Taiwanese and ISTS ANLs were significantly associated with hearing-aid success, with higher ANLs suggesting poorer outcomes. However, the ANL's prediction accuracy for the probability of hearing-aid success was either much lower than that suggested by some literature, or was not much different from that of simply predicting all listeners as successful users. CONCLUSIONS: The current study suggested the possibility of using ANL to predict hearing-aid success. However, the usefulness of ANL as a clinical tool is unlikely to be as great as indicated by the literature. SN - 1708-8186 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24099584/Acceptable_noise_level__ANL__and_real_world_hearing_aid_success_in_Taiwanese_listeners_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/14992027.2013.815371 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -