Detection, Speech Recognition, Loudness, and Preference Outcomes With a Direct Drive Hearing Aid: Effects of Bandwidth

  title={Detection, Speech Recognition, Loudness, and Preference Outcomes With a Direct Drive Hearing Aid: Effects of Bandwidth},
  author={Paula Folkeard and Maaike Van Eeckhoutte and Suzanne Carr Levy and Drew Dundas and Parvaneh Abbasalipour and Danielle Glista and Sumit Kishore Agrawal and Susan Scollie},
  journal={Trends in Hearing},
Direct drive hearing devices, which deliver a signal directly to the middle ear by vibrating the tympanic membrane via a lens placed in contact with the umbo, are designed to provide an extension of audible bandwidth, but there are few studies of the effects of these devices on preference, speech intelligibility, and loudness. The current study is the first to compare aided speech understanding between narrow and extended bandwidth conditions for listeners with hearing loss while fitted with a… 
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