Intertester reliability of the acceptable noise level.

  title={Intertester reliability of the acceptable noise level.},
  author={Susan Gordon-Hickey and Elizabeth Adams and Robert Moore and Ashley Gaal and Katie Berry and Sommer Brock},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Audiology},
  volume={23 7},
BACKGROUND The acceptable noise level (ANL) serves to accurately predict the listener's likelihood of success with amplification. It has been proposed as a pre-hearing aid fitting protocol for hearing aid selection and counseling purposes. The ANL is a subjective measure of the listener's ability to accept background noise. Measurement of ANL relies on the tester and listener to follow the instructions set forth. To date, no research has explored the reliability of ANL as measured across… CONTINUE READING