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Fifty subjects with mild to moderately severe sensorineural hearing loss and prior experience with amplification were evaluated at two sites (25 subjects at each site). Speech recognition in noise scores were measured using the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) for each subject while wearing binaural behind-the-ear hearing aids allowing switching between two(More)
OBJECTIVE Sudden hearing loss (SHL) is a frightening symptom that often prompts an urgent or emergent visit to a physician. This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients who present with SHL. The guideline primarily focuses on sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) in adult patients (aged(More)
Differences in performance between unaided and aided performance (omnidirectional and directional) were measured using an open-fit behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid. Twenty-six subjects without prior experience with amplification were fitted bilaterally using the manufacturer's recommended procedure. After wearing the hearing aids for one week, the fitting(More)
Differences in performance were evaluated between the Widex SENSO and several analog hearing aids currently worn by 50 hearing-impaired subjects. Subjects were initially fit with the SENSO using the manufacturer's recommended procedure. After wearing the hearing aids for 1 week, the adjustable parameters were fine-tuned based on subjective comments.(More)
The major consequence of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is communicative difficulty, especially with the addition of noise and/or reverberation. The purpose of this investigation was to compare two types of technologies that have been shown to improve the speech-perception performance of individuals with SNHL: directional microphones and frequency(More)
Fifty subjects with mild to moderate-severe sensorineural hearing loss and prior experience with binaural amplification were evaluated at two sites (25 subjects at each site). Signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) were measured using the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) after each subject wore binaural in-the-ear hearing aids programmed for omnidirectional and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with an incomplete colonoscopy are potentially at risk for missed lesions. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this work was to identify the percentage of patients completing colonic evaluation after incomplete colonoscopy, the manner in which the evaluation was completed, and the incidence of significant pathology. DESIGN This was a(More)
Differences in performance between omnidirectional and directional microphones were evaluated between two loudspeaker conditions (single loudspeaker at 180 degrees; diffuse using eight loudspeakers set 45 degrees apart) and two types of noise (steady-state HINT noise; R-Space restaurant noise). Twenty-five participants were fit bilaterally with Phonak(More)
Loudness discomfort levels (LDLs) were measured in dB HL and SPL at discrete frequencies between 500 to 4000 Hz on 31 hearing-impaired ears using TDH-50P and ER-3A earphones. The results revealed no significant differences in the measured sound pressure level (SPL) between the two earphones at all test frequencies. However, with dB HL measurements,(More)