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The performance of an automatic acoustic-based program classifier compared to hearing aid users' manual selection of listening programs.
Int J Audiol. 2018 03; 57(3):201-212.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To compare preference for and performance of manually selected programmes to an automatic sound classifier, the Phonak AutoSense OS.

DESIGN

A single blind repeated measures study. Participants were fit with Phonak Virto V90 ITE aids; preferences for different listening programmes were compared across four different sound scenarios (speech in: quiet, noise, loud noise and a car). Following a 4-week trial preferences were reassessed and the users preferred programme was compared to the automatic classifier for sound quality and hearing in noise (HINT test) using a 12 loudspeaker array.

STUDY SAMPLE

Twenty-five participants with symmetrical moderate-severe sensorineural hearing loss.

RESULTS

Participant preferences of manual programme for scenarios varied considerably between and within sessions. A HINT Speech Reception Threshold (SRT) advantage was observed for the automatic classifier over participant's manual selection for speech in quiet, loud noise and car noise. Sound quality ratings were similar for both manual and automatic selections.

CONCLUSIONS

The use of a sound classifier is a viable alternative to manual programme selection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Section of Audiology , The University of Auckland , Auckland , New Zealand. b Eisdell Moore Centre , The University of Auckland , Auckland , New Zealand.a Section of Audiology , The University of Auckland , Auckland , New Zealand. b Eisdell Moore Centre , The University of Auckland , Auckland , New Zealand.b Eisdell Moore Centre , The University of Auckland , Auckland , New Zealand.c Phonak New Zealand LTD , Auckland , New Zealand , and.d Section of Research , Sonova Holding AG , Stafa , Switzerland.

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29069954

Citation

Searchfield, Grant D., et al. "The Performance of an Automatic Acoustic-based Program Classifier Compared to Hearing Aid Users' Manual Selection of Listening Programs." International Journal of Audiology, vol. 57, no. 3, 2018, pp. 201-212.
Searchfield GD, Linford T, Kobayashi K, et al. The performance of an automatic acoustic-based program classifier compared to hearing aid users' manual selection of listening programs. Int J Audiol. 2018;57(3):201-212.
Searchfield, G. D., Linford, T., Kobayashi, K., Crowhen, D., & Latzel, M. (2018). The performance of an automatic acoustic-based program classifier compared to hearing aid users' manual selection of listening programs. International Journal of Audiology, 57(3), 201-212. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2017.1392048
Searchfield GD, et al. The Performance of an Automatic Acoustic-based Program Classifier Compared to Hearing Aid Users' Manual Selection of Listening Programs. Int J Audiol. 2018;57(3):201-212. PubMed PMID: 29069954.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The performance of an automatic acoustic-based program classifier compared to hearing aid users' manual selection of listening programs. AU - Searchfield,Grant D, AU - Linford,Tania, AU - Kobayashi,Kei, AU - Crowhen,David, AU - Latzel,Matthias, Y1 - 2017/10/25/ PY - 2017/10/27/pubmed PY - 2019/4/10/medline PY - 2017/10/27/entrez KW - Hearing aid KW - digital signal processing KW - trial SP - 201 EP - 212 JF - International journal of audiology JO - Int J Audiol VL - 57 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To compare preference for and performance of manually selected programmes to an automatic sound classifier, the Phonak AutoSense OS. DESIGN: A single blind repeated measures study. Participants were fit with Phonak Virto V90 ITE aids; preferences for different listening programmes were compared across four different sound scenarios (speech in: quiet, noise, loud noise and a car). Following a 4-week trial preferences were reassessed and the users preferred programme was compared to the automatic classifier for sound quality and hearing in noise (HINT test) using a 12 loudspeaker array. STUDY SAMPLE: Twenty-five participants with symmetrical moderate-severe sensorineural hearing loss. RESULTS: Participant preferences of manual programme for scenarios varied considerably between and within sessions. A HINT Speech Reception Threshold (SRT) advantage was observed for the automatic classifier over participant's manual selection for speech in quiet, loud noise and car noise. Sound quality ratings were similar for both manual and automatic selections. CONCLUSIONS: The use of a sound classifier is a viable alternative to manual programme selection. SN - 1708-8186 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29069954/The_performance_of_an_automatic_acoustic_based_program_classifier_compared_to_hearing_aid_users'_manual_selection_of_listening_programs_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2017.1392048 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -