Speech intelligibility benefits of hearing AIDS at various input levels.

  title={Speech intelligibility benefits of hearing AIDS at various input levels.},
  author={Francis K. Kuk and Chi-chuen Lau and Petri Korhonen and Bryan Crose},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Audiology},
  volume={26 3},
BACKGROUND Although the benefits of hearing aids are generally recognized for soft- and conversational-level sounds, most studies have reported negative benefits (i.e., poorer aided than unaided performance) at high noise inputs. Advances in digital signal processing such as compression, noise reduction, and directional microphone could improve speech perception at high input levels. This could alter our view on the efficacy of hearing aids in loud, noisy situations. PURPOSE The current study… 

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