Speech perception in noise using directional microphones in open-canal hearing aids.

@article{Klemp2008SpeechPI,
  title={Speech perception in noise using directional microphones in open-canal hearing aids.},
  author={Emily J Klemp and Sumitrajit Dhar},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Audiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={
          571-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Individuals with impaired hearing find it difficult to understand speech in the presence of background noise--a problem addressed effectively by directional microphones. As open-canal fittings have become increasingly popular in the recent past, so has the debate about the effective directional benefit available from these devices. PURPOSE This study investigates the benefit of directional microphones in two commercially available open-canal behind-the-ear hearing aids using the… CONTINUE READING

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