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April 1977

Hearing Aid Gain-Setting Performance of Experienced Users

Author Affiliations

From the Audiology Section, Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(4):203-205. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780210059005

• This study explores the ability of 30 experienced hearing aid users to reliably reset the gain of their hearing aids in a clinical sound field. The level of the sound-field stimulus was derived from an aided most comfortable level (MCL), which reflected a "real-life" aided gain setting. The results indicated that these subjects were able to perform all tasks with a high degree of reliability, as measured by sound-field speech reception thresholds (SRTs) and Brüel and Kjaer acoustic analysis. Average aided operational levels for SRT and MCL were also obtained for this group.

(Arch Otolaryngol 103:203-205, 1977)

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