Real-world benefit from directional microphone hearing aids.

  title={Real-world benefit from directional microphone hearing aids.},
  author={David Gnewikow and Todd Andrew Ricketts and Gene W. Bratt and Laura C Mutchler},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  volume={46 5},
This article summarizes data from a 3-year, double-blinded study of directional hearing aid benefit. Ninety-four subjects in three hearing loss groups, all previous users of omnidirectional output-compression hearing aids, completed all aspects of the study. Participants were fit with new hearing aids for 1 month in a directional mode and 1 month in an omnidirectional mode. Following 1 month of use, subjects completed a number of objective and subjective measures of hearing aid outcome… CONTINUE READING
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