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January 1971

Otologic-Audiologic Hearing Aid Evaluation: An Office Procedure

Author Affiliations

Providence, RI
From the Meeting Street School, Providence, RI (Mr. Kasden) and the Division of Otolaryngology, Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston; and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI (Dr. Robinson).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(1):34-36. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060066006

This hearing aid evaluation procedure performed in the otologist's office consisted of three visits: (I) a complete otological examination, an audiological evaluation, and an earmold impression; (2) the dispensing of the earmold and a list of hearing aids that the patient obtains and uses at home; and (3) the evaluation of the efficiency of each hearing aid and the recommendation of the most beneficial aid or aids. For follow up a questionnaire has been sent to each patient seen between November 1966 and April 1970, and it has been found that 97% of those returning the questionnaire were successfully using the recommended aid.

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