Bilateral hearing aids: a review of self-reports of benefit in comparison with unilateral fitting.

@article{Noble2006BilateralHA,
  title={Bilateral hearing aids: a review of self-reports of benefit in comparison with unilateral fitting.},
  author={William S. Noble},
  journal={International journal of audiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 Suppl 1},
  pages={S63-71}
}
The literature on self-assessed outcomes from bilateral and unilateral hearing aid fitting is reviewed. The nature, aims, and design of different studies are quite varied, and limitations attend many of them. Nonetheless, certain indications can be extracted from the pattern of reported results. Thus, greater measured impairment, greater self-rated disability, and/or more critical contexts of listening emerge as candidate predictors of preference for, or persistence with, a bilateral fitting… CONTINUE READING