Performance of directional microphone hearing aids in everyday life.

  title={Performance of directional microphone hearing aids in everyday life.},
  author={Mary T. Cord and Rauna K. Surr and Brian E. Walden and Laurel Olson},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Audiology},
  volume={13 6},
This study explored the use patterns and benefits of directional microphone technology in real-world situations experienced by patients who had been fitted with switchable omnidirectional/directional hearing aids. Telephone interviews and paper-and-pencil questionnaires were used to assess perceived performance with each microphone type in a variety of listening situations. Patients who used their hearing aids regularly and switched between the two microphone configurations reported using the… 

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