Relationship between acceptable noise level and the abbreviated profile of hearing aid benefit.

@article{Freyaldenhoven2008RelationshipBA,
  title={Relationship between acceptable noise level and the abbreviated profile of hearing aid benefit.},
  author={Melinda Carol Freyaldenhoven and Anna K. Nabelek and Joanna Webster Tampas},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={
          136-46
        }
}
PURPOSE This study investigated the relationship between acceptable noise levels (ANLs) and the Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB; R. M. Cox & G. C. Alexander, 1995). This study further examined the APHAB's ability to predict hearing aid use. METHOD ANL and APHAB data were collected for 191 listeners with impaired hearing, separated into 3 groups based on hearing aid use: full-time, part-time, or nonuse. RESULTS Results demonstrated ANLs were not correlated with APHAB scores… CONTINUE READING

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