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Evaluation of Hearing Handicap

@inproceedings{Kryter2004EvaluationOH,
  title={Evaluation of Hearing Handicap},
  author={K. D. Kryter},
  year={2004}
}
The American Academy of Otolaryngology and American Council of Otolaryngology (AAOACO) define hearing handicap as a disability to understand sentences under everyday vocal and listening conditions, and describe procedures for its estimation from pure-tone threshold hearing levels . Research now reveals that the AAO-ACO procedures underestimate measured hearing handicap by the equivalent of averaged pure-tone threshold losses of 17 dB at high-percentage handicaps to 35 dB at low-percentage… 
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