Ruth Bentler

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictive measures of directional benefit part 1: estimating the directivity index on a manikin
    Andrew B Dittberner
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Ear Hear 28:26-45. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Using a signal cancellation technique involving impulse response to assess directivity of hearing aids
    Yu Hsiang Wu
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 126:3214-26. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Impact of visual cues on directional benefit and preference: Part I--laboratory tests
    Yu Hsiang Wu
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Ear Hear 31:22-34. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Impact of visual cues on directional benefit and preference: Part II--field tests
    Yu Hsiang Wu
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Ear Hear 31:35-46. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Measuring cochlear implant satisfaction in postlingually deafened adults with the SADL inventory
    Hua Ou
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 19:721-34. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of digital labeling on outcome measures
    Ruth A Bentler
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Ear Hear 24:215-24. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Hearing-in-Noise: comparison of listeners with normal and (aided) impaired hearing
    Ruth A Bentler
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 15:216-25. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an adaptive directional system in a DSP hearing aid
    Ruth A Bentler
    The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    Am J Audiol 13:73-9. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantification of directional benefit across different polar response patterns
    Ruth A Bentler
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 15:649-59; quiz 660. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Digital noise reduction: outcomes from laboratory and field studies
    Ruth Bentler
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Int J Audiol 47:447-60. 2008

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictive measures of directional benefit part 1: estimating the directivity index on a manikin
    Andrew B Dittberner
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Ear Hear 28:26-45. 2007
    ..In this investigation, a method for computing a directivity index (DI) on a manikin for directional microphones in hearing aids was proposed and evaluated comparatively to other conventional methods...
  2. doi request reprint Using a signal cancellation technique involving impulse response to assess directivity of hearing aids
    Yu Hsiang Wu
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 126:3214-26. 2009
    ..The results revealed that the IR method was an accurate and repeatable way to assess slow-acting directional systems in noise of varying intensities and fast-acting systems in noise of high intensities...
  3. doi request reprint Impact of visual cues on directional benefit and preference: Part I--laboratory tests
    Yu Hsiang Wu
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Ear Hear 31:22-34. 2010
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Impact of visual cues on directional benefit and preference: Part II--field tests
    Yu Hsiang Wu
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Ear Hear 31:35-46. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Measuring cochlear implant satisfaction in postlingually deafened adults with the SADL inventory
    Hua Ou
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 19:721-34. 2008
    ..Because the SADL inventory has been shown to have good psychometric properties for use within hearing aid users, the present study adapted the SADL for CI use and assessed the validity and reliability of the adapted version...
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of digital labeling on outcome measures
    Ruth A Bentler
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Ear Hear 24:215-24. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether the label attached to the hearing aid being presented would bias outcome measures towards newer technological designs...
  7. ncbi request reprint Hearing-in-Noise: comparison of listeners with normal and (aided) impaired hearing
    Ruth A Bentler
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 15:216-25. 2004
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an adaptive directional system in a DSP hearing aid
    Ruth A Bentler
    The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52246, USA
    Am J Audiol 13:73-9. 2004
    ..Self-report measures obtained after blinded home trials were consistent with laboratory findings that the participants did not perceive this adaptive microphone design to be more effective than the default fixed-microphone option...
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantification of directional benefit across different polar response patterns
    Ruth A Bentler
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 15:649-59; quiz 660. 2004
    ..Of particular interest was the monofit condition: Performance on speech perception tests was the same whether one or two directional microphones were used...
  10. doi request reprint Digital noise reduction: outcomes from laboratory and field studies
    Ruth Bentler
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Int J Audiol 47:447-60. 2008
    ..Self-report measures indicated significantly higher aversiveness in the DNR-off condition compared to the pre-test scores...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of directional microphones and noise reduction schemes in hearing aids: a systematic review of the evidence
    Ruth A Bentler
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 16:473-84. 2005
    ..For the clinician, the outcomes reported herein should encourage use of such a systematic review to drive clinical practice...
  12. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a second-order directional microphone hearing aid: I. Speech perception outcomes
    Ruth Bentler
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 17:179-89. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Digital noise reduction: an overview
    Ruth Bentler
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Trends Amplif 10:67-82. 2006
    ..The purpose of this article is to overview these schemes in terms of their differences and similarities...
  14. ncbi request reprint Predictive measures of directional benefit part 2: verification of different approaches to estimating directional benefit
    Andrew B Dittberner
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Ear Hear 28:46-61. 2007
    ..In this investigation, the relation between various directivity measures and subject performance with directional microphone hearing aids was determined...
  15. ncbi request reprint Compression-dependent differences in hearing aid gain between speech and nonspeech input signals
    Rebecca Warner Henning
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Ear Hear 26:409-22. 2005
    ..It was hypothesized that the difference in hearing aid gain between static nonspeech signals and speech would increase as release time, compression ratio, and number of channels increased...
  16. ncbi request reprint Using a signal cancellation technique to assess adaptive directivity of hearing aids
    Yu Hsiang Wu
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 122:496-511. 2007
    ..This method was shown to be an accurate and reliable way to assess the directivity of the adaptive DMHA in a high-intensity-jammer condition...
  17. pmc Measurement of hearing aid internal noise
    James D Lewis
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 127:2521-8. 2010
    ..Quantifying internal noise as the variance of the output measures allows for noise to be measured under real-world processing conditions, accounts for all sources of noise, and is predictive of internal noise audibility...
  18. doi request reprint The effects of hearing aid compression parameters on the short-term dynamic range of continuous speech
    Rebecca L Warner Henning
    University of Iowa, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 51:471-84. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate and quantitatively model the independent and interactive effects of compression ratio, number of compression channels, and release time on the dynamic range of continuous speech...
  19. ncbi request reprint Fitting hearing aids using clinical measures of loudness discomfort levels: an evidence-based review of effectiveness
    H Gustav Mueller
    Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Graduate Studies and Research, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 8242, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 16:461-72. 2005
    ..Additional research in this area, especially research employing randomized controlled trials would be a useful addition to this body of literature...