Issue Date

2012

Abstract

The occurrence of directional microphone drift following hearing aid use has been infrequently examined. This study uses the front-to-side ratio to evaluate changes in directional microphone output from new behind-the-ear hearing aids and following approximately three months of hearing aid use. Results indicate no overall significant differences in the front-to-side ratio between initial and follow-up measurements.

Language

English

Publisher

Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine

Subject (MeSH)

Hearing Aids; Speech perception

Document Type

Thesis

Advisor

Ortmann, Amanda