Diana M. Laurnagaray

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The Desired Sensation Level (DSL) Method was revised to support hearing instrument fitting for infants, young children, and adults who use modern hearing instrument technologies, including multichannel compression, expansion, and multimemory capability. The aims of this revision are to maintain aspects of the previous versions of the DSL Method that have(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE This study evaluated how closely the DSL v5.0 a prescription could be approximated with hearing aids, its relationship to preferred listening levels (PLLs) of adults with acquired hearing loss, and the self-reported outcomes of the resulting fittings. PARTICIPANTS Thirty adults with varying degrees and configurations of hearing loss(More)
INTRODUCTION Hearing loss may be attributed to genetic and environmental factors. Mutations in the gene of the CX26 protein (connexin 26), are responsible for 30-80% of all cases of non-syndromic profound hearing loss. The 35delG is the most frequent variant in the caucasian population. As to environmental factors, the cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the main(More)
Audiologists play a crucial role in early detection, diagnosis and intervention in infants and children with hearing deficits. A primary goal of their work is to maximize the use of the child’s residual auditory capacity through the fitting of amplification in order to facilitate the development of spoken language. This, in turn, can have a profound effect(More)
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