hearing aids

Summary

Summary: Wearable sound-amplifying devices that are intended to compensate for impaired hearing. These generic devices include air-conduction hearing aids and bone-conduction hearing aids. (UMDNS, 1999)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Effects of sensorineural hearing loss and personal hearing AIDS on cortical event-related potential and behavioral measures of speech-sound processing
    Peggy A Korczak
    Department of Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Studies, Towson University, Towson, Maryland 21252 0001, USA
    Ear Hear 26:165-85. 2005
  2. pmc Factors influencing help seeking, hearing aid uptake, hearing aid use and satisfaction with hearing aids: a review of the literature
    Line Vestergaard Knudsen
    Oticon Research Centre, Eriksholm, Snekkersten, Denmark
    Trends Amplif 14:127-54. 2010
  3. ncbi The impact of hearing loss on quality of life in older adults
    Dayna S Dalton
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 53726 2336, USA
    Gerontologist 43:661-8. 2003
  4. ncbi Hearing loss impacts on the use of community and informal supports
    Julie Schneider
    Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney, Australia
    Age Ageing 39:458-64. 2010
  5. ncbi Investigation of the actions taken by adults who failed a telephone-based hearing screen
    Carly Meyer
    HEARing CRC, Australia
    Ear Hear 32:720-31. 2011
  6. ncbi Benefits from hearing aids in relation to the interaction between the user and the environment
    Stuart Gatehouse
    MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
    Int J Audiol 42:S77-85. 2003
  7. ncbi Age-related hearing loss or presbycusis
    Qi Huang
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Medical College of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016, China
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 267:1179-91. 2010
  8. ncbi Cognition and hearing aids
    Thomas Lunner
    Oticon A S, Research Centre Eriksholm, Snekkersten, Denmark
    Scand J Psychol 50:395-403. 2009
  9. ncbi The International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA): psychometric properties of the English version
    Robyn M Cox
    The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, TN, USA
    Int J Audiol 41:30-5. 2002
  10. ncbi Translations of the International Outcome inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA)
    Robyn M Cox
    The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
    Int J Audiol 41:3-26. 2002

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  1. ncbi Effects of sensorineural hearing loss and personal hearing AIDS on cortical event-related potential and behavioral measures of speech-sound processing
    Peggy A Korczak
    Department of Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Studies, Towson University, Towson, Maryland 21252 0001, USA
    Ear Hear 26:165-85. 2005
    ....
  2. pmc Factors influencing help seeking, hearing aid uptake, hearing aid use and satisfaction with hearing aids: a review of the literature
    Line Vestergaard Knudsen
    Oticon Research Centre, Eriksholm, Snekkersten, Denmark
    Trends Amplif 14:127-54. 2010
    ....
  3. ncbi The impact of hearing loss on quality of life in older adults
    Dayna S Dalton
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 53726 2336, USA
    Gerontologist 43:661-8. 2003
    ..The authors investigate the impact of hearing loss on quality of life in a large population of older adults...
  4. ncbi Hearing loss impacts on the use of community and informal supports
    Julie Schneider
    Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney, Australia
    Age Ageing 39:458-64. 2010
    ..the aim of this study is to estimate the cross-sectional and longitudinal impact of hearing loss on use of community support services and reliance on non-spouse family/friends among older people...
  5. ncbi Investigation of the actions taken by adults who failed a telephone-based hearing screen
    Carly Meyer
    HEARing CRC, Australia
    Ear Hear 32:720-31. 2011
    ..of this, the majority of older adults do not seek professional help for hearing impairment and/or do not obtain hearing aids. Therefore, a new approach for detecting and promoting help-seeking for hearing impairment is needed...
  6. ncbi Benefits from hearing aids in relation to the interaction between the user and the environment
    Stuart Gatehouse
    MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
    Int J Audiol 42:S77-85. 2003
    ..associated psychoacoustic abilities, the benefits from and candidature for various signal-processing schemes in hearing aids are strongly influenced by listeners' characteristics (such as motivations, expectations, and personality), and ..
  7. ncbi Age-related hearing loss or presbycusis
    Qi Huang
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Medical College of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016, China
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 267:1179-91. 2010
    ..These can be partly corrected using hearing aids, but it is not enough, more and more strategies of treatment based on the findings associating with presbycusis ..
  8. ncbi Cognition and hearing aids
    Thomas Lunner
    Oticon A S, Research Centre Eriksholm, Snekkersten, Denmark
    Scand J Psychol 50:395-403. 2009
    ..In addition to making sounds audible, current hearing aids include several technologies that are intended to facilitate language understanding for persons with hearing ..
  9. ncbi The International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA): psychometric properties of the English version
    Robyn M Cox
    The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, TN, USA
    Int J Audiol 41:30-5. 2002
    The International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA) is a seven-item questionnaire designed to be generally applicable in evaluating the effectiveness of hearing aid treatments...
  10. ncbi Translations of the International Outcome inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA)
    Robyn M Cox
    The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
    Int J Audiol 41:3-26. 2002
  11. pmc The neural representation of consonant-vowel transitions in adults who wear hearing AIDS
    Kelly L Tremblay
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
    Trends Amplif 10:155-62. 2006
    b>Hearing aids help compensate for disorders of the ear by amplifying sound; however, their effectiveness also depends on the central auditory system's ability to represent and integrate spectral and temporal information delivered by the ..
  12. ncbi 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
    ..evidence of real-world effectiveness of directional microphone and digital noise reduction features in current hearing aids. The evidence was drawn from randomized controlled trials, nonrandomized intervention studies, and descriptive ..
  13. ncbi Rehabilitation of older adults with hearing impairment: a critical review
    Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Aging Health 22:143-53. 2010
    ..This article provides an updated overview of the rehabilitation of this population...
  14. pmc Auditory rehabilitation of older people from the general population--the Leiden 85-plus study
    Jacobijn Gussekloo
    Section of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Department of General Internal Medicine, Leiden University Medical Centre, C 2 R, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Br J Gen Pract 53:536-40. 2003
    Very few older people with severe hearing loss use hearing aids to reduce the negative consequences of reduced hearing in daily functioning.
  15. ncbi Combining acoustic and electrical speech processing: Iowa/Nucleus hybrid implant
    Bruce J Gantz
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 1078, USA
    Acta Otolaryngol 124:344-7. 2004
    ..In addition, we test whether residual hearing can be preserved when an electrode is placed up to 10 mm into the inner ear, and whether the site of electrical stimulation influences speech perception...
  16. ncbi Bone-anchored hearing aids: current status in adults and children
    A Tjellstrom
    Department of Otolaryngology, Sahlgrens University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 34:337-64. 2001
    ..The future includes semi-implantable BAHA, percutaneous electrical coupling, and a BAHA for tinnitus suppression...
  17. ncbi Hearing conservation surgery using the Hybrid-L electrode. Results from the first clinical trial at the Medical University of Hannover
    Thomas Lenarz
    Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Audiol Neurootol 14:22-31. 2009
    ..The use of the residual acoustic hearing offers specific advantages, especially for understanding speech in noise and for spatial hearing...
  18. ncbi Fully implantable hearing aids in patients with congenital auricular atresia
    Ralf Siegert
    Prosper Hospital, Academic Teaching Hospital of Ruhr University Bochum, Recklinghausen, Germany
    Laryngoscope 117:336-40. 2007
    ..Conventional bone conducting or bone anchored hearing aids are treatment options with several disadvantages and a biophysical limitation of almost no sound attenuation in ..
  19. pmc The influence of hearing aids on the speech and language development of children with hearing loss
    J Bruce Tomblin
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Iowa, Iowa City
    JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 140:403-9. 2014
    ..The standard of practice has been early provision of hearing aids (HAs) to moderate these effects; however, there have been few empirical studies evaluating the effectiveness of ..
  20. ncbi Use of hearing AIDS and assistive listening devices in an older Australian population
    David Hartley
    HEARing CRC and National Acoustic Laboratories, Australia
    J Am Acad Audiol 21:642-53. 2010
    Hearing loss is a common sensory impairment experienced by older persons. Evidence shows that the use of hearing aids and/or assistive listening devices (ALDs) can benefit those with a hearing loss but that historically the uptake and use ..
  21. ncbi An overview of different systems: the bone-anchored hearing aid
    Catharina A J Dun
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Adv Otorhinolaryngol 71:22-31. 2011
    ..The Baha sound processors most often used today are the Baha(®) Divino, the Baha(®) Intenso and the Baha(®) Cordelle. Recently, the more flexible Baha(®) BP100 sound processor was launched...
  22. ncbi Partially implantable bone conduction hearing aids without a percutaneous abutment (Otomag): technique and preliminary clinical results
    Ralf Siegert
    Department of Oto Rhino Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Recklinghausen, Germany
    Adv Otorhinolaryngol 71:41-6. 2011
    ..be corrected successfully by tympanoplasty or with mixed hearing loss may be treated with bone conduction hearing aids. Their disadvantages are the obvious external fixation components or the biological and psychosocial problems ..
  23. ncbi Complications of bone-anchored hearing devices
    Jack J Wazen
    Silverstein Institute, Ear Research Foundation, Sarasota, FL 34239, USA
    Adv Otorhinolaryngol 71:63-72. 2011
    ..Proper patient selection, meticulous surgical technique, and patient hygiene around the implant are the most critical aspects in minimizing complications in patients with osseointegrated implants...
  24. ncbi The need for and development of an adaptive Listening and Communication Enhancement (LACE) Program
    Robert W Sweetow
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 17:538-58. 2006
    ..Results showed statistically significant improvements for the trained subjects on all but one of the outcome measures. Barriers facing the widespread implementation of home-based aural rehabilitation are discussed...
  25. ncbi How internet telephony could improve communication for hearing-impaired individuals
    Georgios Mantokoudis
    University Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Otol Neurotol 31:1014-21. 2010
    ..To test, whether modern Internet telephony with a broadband transmission (0.1-8 kHz) of speech improves speech perception in comparison to conventional telephony (0.3-3.5 kHz) in hearing-impaired and normal-hearing adults...
  26. ncbi Longitudinal improvements in communication and socialization of deaf children with cochlear implants and hearing aids: evidence from parental reports
    Yael Bat-Chava
    New York University School of Medicine, NYU Child Study Center, New York, NY 10016, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 46:1287-96. 2005
    ..Research has shown that the cochlear implant may improve deaf children's speech and communication skills. However, little is known about its effect on children's ability to socialize with hearing peers...
  27. pmc Frequency-lowering devices for managing high-frequency hearing loss: a review
    Andrea Simpson
    University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trends Amplif 13:87-106. 2009
    ..Questions remain regarding patient candidacy and whether auditory training may result in better outcomes. The author also discusses future clinical directions and research needs for frequency lowering...
  28. ncbi Use of hearing aids in the management of children with cleft palate
    A A Maheshwar
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport NP20 2UB, UK
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 66:55-62. 2002
    ..There are numerous reports looking at early insertion of ventilation tubes (VT) with associated complications. We believe that this is the first paper that discusses the use of hearing aids (HA) as the first line of management.
  29. ncbi Development of APHAB norms for WDRC hearing aids and comparisons with original norms
    Jani A Johnson
    School of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, USA
    Ear Hear 31:47-55. 2010
    ..One group included hearing-impaired individuals using 1990s-era linear processing hearing aids. The other group included hearing-impaired individuals using more current wide-dynamic range compression (WDRC)-..
  30. ncbi A systematic review of health-related quality of life and hearing aids: final report of the American Academy of Audiology Task Force On the Health-Related Quality of Life Benefits of Amplification in Adults
    Theresa Hnath Chisolm
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 18:151-83. 2007
    ..A systematic review with meta-analysis examined evidence pertaining to the use of hearing aids for improving HRQoL for adults with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)...
  31. ncbi Hearing aid fitting outcome: clinical application and psychometric properties of a Swedish translation of the international outcome inventory for hearing aids (IOI-HA)
    K Jonas Brännström
    ENT Department, Section of Audiology, Malmo University Hospital, Sweden
    J Am Acad Audiol 21:512-21. 2010
    The International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA) is a seven-item hearing-specific questionnaire. It was developed with the purpose of evaluating the efficacy of hearing aid rehabilitation...
  32. ncbi Fitting range of the BAHA Intenso
    Arjan J Bosman
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Medical Centre, St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 48:346-52. 2009
    ..sound processor, the BAHA Intenso, were evaluated in 23 patients with contra-indications for using conventional hearing aids. All patients had mixed hearing loss with boneconduction thresholds ranging between 30 and 50 dB HL...
  33. ncbi Hearing handicap, rather than measured hearing impairment, predicts poorer quality of life over 10 years in older adults
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Maturitas 72:146-51. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine the prospective association between measured hearing impairment, self-reported hearing handicap and hearing aid use with quality of life...
  34. pmc Challenges and recent developments in hearing aids. Part I. Speech understanding in noise, microphone technologies and noise reduction algorithms
    King Chung
    Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
    Trends Amplif 8:83-124. 2004
    ..Verification data for these technologies, if available, are also summarized...
  35. ncbi Pilot study: Efficacy of recalling adult hearing-aid users for reassessment after three years within a publicly-funded audiology service
    Susannah Goggins
    Audiology Department, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, UK
    Int J Audiol 48:204-10. 2009
    ..Some evidence was also found that subjects who have not accessed open repair clinics might be suitable for targeting for reassessment appointments...
  36. ncbi Outcomes of hearing aid fitting for older people with hearing impairment and their significant others
    Patrick Stark
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Audiol 43:390-8. 2004
    ..The results also demonstrate the effective role that hearing aids play in reducing such negative effects for both parties.
  37. pmc A systematic review of studies measuring and reporting hearing aid usage in older adults since 1999: a descriptive summary of measurement tools
    Elvira Pérez
    National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing, National Institute for Health Research NIHR, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e31831. 2012
    ..to identify and quality assess how studies published since 1999 have measured and reported the usage of hearing aids in older adults...
  38. ncbi Hearing help-seeking and rehabilitation: perspectives of adults with hearing impairment
    Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
    Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon A S, Snekkersten, Denmark
    Int J Audiol 51:93-102. 2012
    ..This study investigated the perspectives of adults with hearing impairment on hearing help-seeking and rehabilitation...
  39. ncbi Providing an internet-based audiological counselling programme to new hearing aid users: a qualitative study
    Ariane Laplante-Lévesque
    Ecole d Orthophonie et d Audiologie, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montreal, Canada
    Int J Audiol 45:697-706. 2006
    ..Overall, the internet-based audiological counselling programme provided rich descriptions of the experiences of the participants and reinforced positive adjustment behaviours experienced by them...
  40. ncbi Bimodal stimulation: benefits for music perception and sound quality
    Catherine M Sucher
    Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, East Melbourne, Australia
    Cochlear Implants Int 10:96-9. 2009
    ..by using bimodal stimulation (combining electrical stimulation via the implant with acoustic stimulation via hearing aids). This study examined the effect of bimodal stimulation on music perception and perceived sound quality...
  41. pmc Health-related quality of life and hearing aids: a tutorial
    Harvey B Abrams
    VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, Florida 33744, and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida, USA
    Trends Amplif 9:99-109. 2005
    ....
  42. ncbi Incidence and predictors of hearing aid use and ownership among older adults with hearing loss
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 21:497-506. 2011
    The reasons are not clear as to why people who need hearing aids and possess them do not use them. We aimed to describe the incidence and predictors of hearing aid ownership and use among older adults.
  43. ncbi Reduced hearing, ownership, and use of hearing aids in elderly people in the UK--the MRC Trial of the Assessment and Management of Older People in the Community: a cross-sectional survey
    Liam Smeeth
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 359:1466-70. 2002
    Reduced hearing in elderly people is important because it is disabling and potentially treatable. We aimed to assess the prevalence of reduced hearing in elderly people and levels of ownership of hearing aids and use.
  44. ncbi Societal effects of hearing aid fitting among the moderately hearing impaired
    Manuela A Joore
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Technology Assessment CEMTA, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 42:152-60. 2003
    ..No effects of hearing aid fitting on generic quality of life could be determined with the EuroQol, while hearing aid fitting did lead to an improvement in one aspect of generic quality of life; namely social functioning...
  45. pmc Follow up of people fitted with hearing aids after adult hearing screening: the need for support after fitting
    Ioanis Gianopoulos
    Welsh Hearing Institute, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW
    BMJ 325:471. 2002
  46. ncbi Speech perception in children with auditory neuropathy/dyssynchrony managed with either hearing AIDS or cochlear implants
    Gary Rance
    Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Otol Neurotol 29:179-82. 2008
    To evaluate speech perception skills in children with auditory neuropathy (AN)/auditory dyssynchrony (AD)-type hearing loss managed with either hearing aids or cochlear implants.
  47. ncbi Hearing aids for the treatment of tinnitus
    L Del Bo
    Associazione Ascolta e Vivi, Via Foppa 15, 20144, Milan, Italy
    Prog Brain Res 166:341-5. 2007
    Clinical evidence shows that the use of hearing aids in tinnitus patients provides two benefits: it makes the patient less aware of the tinnitus and it improves communication by reducing the annoying sensation that sounds and voices are ..
  48. ncbi International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA): results from The Netherlands
    Sophia E Kramer
    Vrije University Medical Center, Department of Audiology Otolaryngology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 41:36-41. 2002
    This paper presents data on the Dutch translation of the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA). The inventory was used as an additional postal tool in a nationwide study on the benefits of bilateral hearing aid fitting...
  49. ncbi Rehabilitative online education versus internet discussion group for hearing aid users: a randomized controlled trial
    Elisabet Thorén
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Sweden
    J Am Acad Audiol 22:274-85. 2011
    ..it might be possible in a cost-effective way to include additional rehabilitation components by informing and guiding hearing aid users about such topics as communication strategies, hearing tactics, and how to handle hearing aids.
  50. pmc Evaluation of nonlinear frequency compression: clinical outcomes
    Danielle Glista
    National Centre for Audiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    Int J Audiol 48:632-44. 2009
    ..Variability in individual outcomes related to factors such as degree and configuration of hearing loss, age of participant, and type of outcome measure...
  51. pmc Recognition and localization of speech by adult cochlear implant recipients wearing a digital hearing aid in the nonimplanted ear (bimodal hearing)
    Lisa G Potts
    Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Adult Cochlear Implant and Aural Rehabilitation, 660 S Euclid, Box 8115, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 20:353-73. 2009
    ..One option for bilateral stimulation is the use of a cochlear implant in one ear and a hearing aid in the opposite nonimplanted ear (bimodal hearing)...
  52. ncbi Hearing aids and tinnitus therapy: a 25-year experience
    M I Trotter
    ENT Department, University Hospital Birmingham, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 122:1052-6. 2008
    ..to investigate subjective tinnitus perception in patients with unilateral and bilateral hearing loss; and (3) to assess the impact on tinnitus perception, if any, of a digital hearing aid programme in patients provided with hearing aids.
  53. ncbi The International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA) and its relationship to the Client-oriented Scale of Improvement (COSI)
    Dafydd Stephens
    Welsh Hearing Institute, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK
    Int J Audiol 41:42-7. 2002
    The International Outcome Inventory-Hearing Aids (IOI-HA) was administered to 161 consecutive patients who had been fitted with hearing aids just prior to their being discharged from the clinic...
  54. ncbi Effects of hearing aids on cognitive functions and depressive signs in elderly people
    Baran Acar
    Kecioren Training and Research Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Pınarbaşı Mahallesi Sanatoryum Caddesi Ardahan Sok No 1, Kecioren 06310, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 52:250-2. 2011
    ..b>Hearing aids are frequently used to improve their daily life communications and activities...
  55. ncbi Wind noise in hearing aids with directional and omnidirectional microphones: polar characteristics of behind-the-ear hearing aids
    King Chung
    Department of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:2243-59. 2009
    ..This study examined the polar characteristics of flow noise at outputs of two behind-the-ear digital hearing aids, and a microphone mounted on the surface of a cylinder at flow velocities ranging from a gentle breeze (4...
  56. ncbi Biofilm formation on bone-anchored hearing aids
    P Monksfield
    Dept of Otolaryngology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Medical Q2 Centre, Birmingham, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 125:1125-30. 2011
    To investigate microbiological biofilm contamination of retrieved bone-anchored hearing aids.
  57. ncbi Evaluation of the CAMEQ2-HF method for fitting hearing aids with multichannel amplitude compression
    Brian C J Moore
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Ear Hear 31:657-66. 2010
    A method for fitting multichannel compression hearing aids with an extended high-frequency response, called CAMEQ2-HF, was described by ...
  58. pmc The choice of compression speed in hearing AIDS: theoretical and practical considerations and the role of individual differences
    Brian C J Moore
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Trends Amplif 12:103-12. 2008
    Compression is used in hearing aids to compensate for the effects of loudness recruitment. This article describes the distinction between, and relative merits of, slow and fast compression systems...
  59. ncbi Ten-year experience with percutaneous bone-anchored hearing aids: a 3- to 10-year follow-up Markham Stouffville Hospital, 1990 to 2000
    Phillip S Wade
    ENT Department, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Ontario
    J Otolaryngol 31:80-4. 2002
    ..to rehabilitate their hearing have included medical and surgical treatment, as well as the use of conventional hearing aids and, less frequently, conventional bone-conduction hearing aids...
  60. ncbi Plasticity of tonotopic maps in humans: influence of hearing loss, hearing aids and cochlear implants
    Hung Thai-Van
    Universite de Lyon, Lyon
    Acta Otolaryngol 130:333-7. 2010
    ..This paper reviews psychoacoustical and electrophysiological evidence for reorganization of the human central auditory system in case of auditory deprivation and rehabilitation...
  61. ncbi Bone-anchored hearing aid system application for unilateral congenital conductive hearing impairment: audiometric results
    Sylvia J W Kunst
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Otol Neurotol 29:2-7. 2008
    ..To study the audiologic outcome of bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) application in patients with congenital unilateral conductive hearing impairment...
  62. ncbi Wind noise in hearing aids: I. Effect of wide dynamic range compression and modulation-based noise reduction
    King Chung
    Department of Allied Health and Communication Disorders, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    Int J Audiol 51:16-28. 2012
    ..range compression (WDRC) and modulation-based noise reduction (NR) algorithms on wind noise levels at the hearing aid output; and (2) to derive effective strategies for clinicians and engineers to reduce wind noise in hearing aids.
  63. ncbi Speech understanding in quiet and in noise with the bone-anchored hearing aids Baha Compact and Baha Divino
    Martin Kompis
    Department of ENT, Head, Neck and Cranio Maxillo Facial Surgery, Inselspital, University of Berne, Switzerland
    Acta Otolaryngol 127:829-35. 2007
    ..No difference was found for speech understanding in quiet. Subjectively, overall sound quality and speech understanding were rated better for the Baha Divino...
  64. ncbi [Hearing aids in the elderly. Why is the accommodation so difficult?]
    G Hesse
    Tinnitus Klinik Arolsen, Bad Arolsen
    HNO 52:321-8. 2004
    ..PRELIMINARY REMARKS: The acceptance of hearing-aids by elderly people is generally poor. Hearing loss on the other hand increases with age, and the ability to communicate,especially in random noise, diminishes...
  65. pmc A comparison of language achievement in children with cochlear implants and children using hearing aids
    J B Tomblin
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 42:497-509. 1999
    ..Likewise, we found that CI users performed better than 29 deaf children who used hearing aids (HAs) with respect to English grammar achievement as indexed by the IPSyn...
  66. ncbi Bone-anchored hearing aids and chronic pain: a long-term complication and a cause for elective implant removal
    D Siau
    Department of Otolaryngology, University Hospital of South Manchester, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 126:445-9. 2012
    ..To report a case series of elective removal of bone-anchored hearing aid implants, and reasons for removal...
  67. ncbi Updated surgical experience with bone-anchored hearing aids in children
    S Lloyd
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 121:826-31. 2007
    We present the results of a retrospective review of children undergoing implantation with bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHAs) at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
  68. ncbi The bone-anchored hearing aid for children: recent developments
    Ad Snik
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 47:554-9. 2008
    ..on adults with conductive hearing loss have shown that the BAHA system outperforms conventional bone-conduction hearing aids. Therefore, the next step was to apply the BAHA system in children with congenital or acquired conductive ..
  69. ncbi Hearing aids as an adjunct to counseling: tinnitus patients who choose amplification do better than those that don't
    Grant D Searchfield
    Audiology Section, The University of Auckland, New Zealand g searchfi
    Int J Audiol 49:574-9. 2010
    b>Hearing aids are commonly used for tinnitus management ( Kochkin & Tyler, 2008 ) but there is limited evidence to support their use...
  70. ncbi [Bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA)]
    P A Federspil
    Univ Hals Nasen Ohren Klinik, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Deutschland
    HNO 57:216-22. 2009
    Bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) achieve optimal acoustic coupling by means of direct bone conduction via an osseointegrated percutaneous titanium implant...
  71. ncbi Comparison of psychometric properties of the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-hA) in various studies
    Heike Heuermann
    KIND Hörgerate, Burgwedel
    Int J Audiol 44:102-9. 2005
    The German translation of the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA) was used in a variety of studies including a retrospective mailing campaign and three field tests on recently launched hearing aids...
  72. pmc Standard audiograms for the IEC 60118-15 measurement procedure
    Nikolai Bisgaard
    GN Resound, Ballerup, Denmark
    Trends Amplif 14:113-20. 2010
    For the characterization of hearing aids, a new test method has been defined in the new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard 60118-15...
  73. ncbi BAHA results in children at one year follow-up: a prospective longitudinal study
    Issam Saliba
    Otorhinolaryngology Department, Otology and Neurotology, Sainte Justine University Hospital Center, Montreal University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 74:1058-62. 2010
    ..To evaluate audiometric and clinical results of children fitted with a bone-anchored hearing aid with specific emphasis on speech discrimination in different sound environments after one year of use...
  74. ncbi A study of low-cost, robust assistive listening system (ALS) based on digital wireless technology
    P Israsena
    National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Pathumthani, Thailand
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 3:295-301. 2008
    ..We have developed a simple, low-cost digital wireless broadcasting system prototype, intended for a classroom of hearing impaired students. The system is designed to be a low-cost alternative to an existing FM system...
  75. ncbi UK and Ireland experience of bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) in individuals with Down syndrome
    Patrick Z Sheehan
    ENT Clinic for Children with Down Syndrome, Department of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Manchester Children s University Hospitals, Charlestown Rd, Manchester M9 7AA, UK
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 70:981-6. 2006
    To evaluate the indications, surgical techniques and post-operative problems seen in children with Down syndrome fitted with bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA).
  76. ncbi Gender and hearing aids: patterns of use and determinants of nonregular use
    Katharina Staehelin
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Ear Hear 32:e26-37. 2011
    ..Differences between men and women in the use of hearing aids are less clear. To date, no study has examined the effects of gender on hearing aid use as a primary aim...
  77. ncbi Long-term benefit perception, complications, and device malfunction rate of bone-anchored hearing aid implantation for profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss
    Michael B Gluth
    Ear Sciences Centre, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Otol Neurotol 31:1427-34. 2010
    ....
  78. ncbi Enjoyment of music by elderly hearing-impaired listeners
    Marjorie R Leek
    Army Audiology and Speech Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 19:519-26. 2008
    ..Anecdotal evidence suggests that hearing loss interferes with the enjoyment of music, although it is not known how widespread this problem currently is...
  79. ncbi Estimated variability of real-ear insertion response (REIR) due to loudspeaker type and placement
    Michael A Stone
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Audiol 43:271-5. 2004
    ..The variability of the REUR decreased with increasing distance of the loudspeaker from KEMAR. We tentatively suggest that loudspeaker-to-client distances of 40-50 cm should be used and that a 0 degrees azimuth is preferable...
  80. pmc Evaluating the benefit of hearing aids in solving the cocktail party problem
    Nicole Marrone
    Hearing Research Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Trends Amplif 12:300-15. 2008
    The benefit of wearing hearing aids in multitalker, reverberant listening environments was evaluated in a study of speech-on-speech masking with two groups of listeners with hearing loss (younger/older)...
  81. ncbi The BAHA Softband. A new treatment for young children with bilateral congenital aural atresia
    Myrthe K S Hol
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 69:973-80. 2005
    ..To evaluate the validity of a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) Softband (fitted unilaterally and bilaterally) in young children with bilateral congenital aural atresia...
  82. ncbi Hearing aid outcomes for listeners with high-frequency hearing loss
    Christina M Roup
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
    Am J Audiol 18:45-52. 2009
    To determine whether listeners with primarily high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (HF SNHL) perceived benefit from amplification provided by completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids.
  83. ncbi A prospective multi-centre study of the benefits of bilateral hearing aids
    Monique Boymans
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Audiology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, The Netherlands
    Ear Hear 29:930-41. 2008
    ..In addition, a battery of diagnostic tests (by headphones) was applied to determine whether the bilateral benefit could be predicted from a priori tests...
  84. ncbi Measuring hearing aid outcomes using the Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Life (SADL) questionnaire: Australian data
    Margaret Uriarte
    Communication Disability in Ageing Research Centre, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    J Am Acad Audiol 16:383-402. 2005
    ..were to investigate hearing aid satisfaction for a group of older Australians fitted with government-funded hearing aids using the Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Life (SADL) questionnaire; to compare the Australian data ..
  85. ncbi Evaluation of satisfaction measures of analog and digital hearing aid users
    Cristiana Magni
    Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná
    Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 71:650-7. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the satisfaction measure of analog and digital hearing aid users...
  86. ncbi The role of bone anchored hearing aids in children with Down syndrome
    Ann Louise McDermott
    Department of Otolaryngology, The Birmingham Children s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 72:751-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate whether the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid is a successful form of aural rehabilitation in children with Down syndrome from a patients' perspective...
  87. ncbi Evidence-based practice in provision of amplification
    Robyn M Cox
    University of Memphis, TN, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 16:419-38. 2005
    ..Finally some suggestions are offered for researchers and practitioners to facilitate a transition to EBP in amplification provision...
  88. ncbi The Baha Softband. A new treatment for young children with bilateral congenital aural atresia
    C V M Verhagen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Philips van Leydenlaan 15, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 72:1455-9. 2008
    ..The aided hearing threshold with a Baha Softband is almost equal to that achieved with a conventional bone conductor. The speech development of the children studied with a Baha Softband is on a par with peers with good hearing...
  89. ncbi Do experienced hearing aid users know how to use their hearing AIDS correctly?
    Jamie L Desjardins
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Syracuse University, 805 S Crouse Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
    Am J Audiol 18:69-76. 2009
    To assess experienced hearing aid users' ability to use their hearing aids correctly.
  90. ncbi A comparison of single-channel linear amplification and two-channel wide-dynamic-range-compression amplification by means of an independent-group design
    Larry E Humes
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    Am J Audiol 13:39-53. 2004
    ..design to compare the benefits provided by binaural, single-channel, linear, full-shell in-the-ear hearing aids and binaural, 2-channel, wide-dynamic-range-compression in-the-canal hearing aids in groups of older hearing ..
  91. ncbi Technology, expectations, and adjustment to hearing loss: predictors of hearing aid outcome
    J C Jerram
    Department of Physiology, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Am Acad Audiol 12:64-79. 2001
    ..Clients obtaining new hearing aids completed questionnaires measuring personal adjustment to hearing loss, expectations of and attitudes toward ..
  92. ncbi Hearing difficulties, uptake, and outcomes of hearing aids in people 85 years of age
    M Oberg
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Technical Audiology, Linkoping University, Sweden
    Int J Audiol 51:108-15. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate self-reported hearing difficulties, uptake, and hearing-aid outcomes and their relationships to demographic, cognitive, psychosocial, and health variables in 85 year olds...
  93. ncbi Bone-anchored hearing aids in children and young adults: the Freeman Hospital experience
    Y Ramakrishnan
    Newcastle Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Programme, Department of ENT and Audiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    J Laryngol Otol 125:153-7. 2011
    To investigate the utilisation of bone-anchored hearing aids and Softband, as well as the effects on quality of life, amongst the paediatric and young adult population of Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
  94. ncbi Visual attention in children with normal hearing, children with hearing aids, and children with cochlear implants
    Anne Marie Thorpe
    Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolarygology and Communication Sciences, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 45:403-13. 2002
    ..with deafness were divided further into two groups: those with cochlear implants and those with conventional hearing aids. Unlike previous studies, the current study found no substantial differences in performance among these three ..
  95. ncbi A portable digital speech-rate converter for hearing impairment
    Y Nejime
    Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
    IEEE Trans Rehabil Eng 4:73-83. 1996
    ..The results suggest that, unlike conventional hearing aids, this device can be used to overcome the deterioration of auditory ability by improving the transfer of ..
  96. ncbi Candidacy for the bone-anchored hearing aid
    Ad F M Snik
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Audiol Neurootol 9:190-6. 2004
    ..The application of the BAHA as a transcranial CROS (contralateral routing of signal) device in unilateral deafness minimizes head shadow effects...
  97. pmc The impact of hearing loss on the quality of life of elderly adults
    Andrea Ciorba
    ENT and Audiology Department, University Hospital of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Clin Interv Aging 7:159-63. 2012
    ..Progression of presbycusis cannot be remediated; therefore, optimal management of this condition not only requires early recognition and rehabilitation, but it also should include an evaluation of QoL status and its assessment...
  98. ncbi Self-reported outcomes of aural rehabilitation in a developing country
    Bolajoko Olusanya
    Phonics Hearing Centre, Lagos, Nigeria
    Int J Audiol 43:563-71. 2004
    ..determine the effectiveness of aural rehabilitation in Nigeria based on the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA)...
  99. ncbi Enhancement of interaural level differences improves sound localization in bimodal hearing
    Tom Francart
    ExpORL, Department of Neurosciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, O and N 2, Herestraat 49 bus 721, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Acoust Soc Am 130:2817-26. 2011
    ....
  100. ncbi A systematic review to determine the effectiveness of using amplification in conjunction with cochlear implantation
    Anne D Olson
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 19:657-71; quiz 735. 2008
    ....
  101. ncbi Long-term usage of modern signal processing by listeners with severe or profound hearing loss: a retrospective survey
    Gitte Keidser
    National Acoustic Laboratories, 126 Greville Street, Chatswood, NSW 2067, Australia E mail
    Am J Audiol 17:136-46. 2008
    ..To investigate the long-term benefit of multichannel wide dynamic range compression (WDRC) alone and in combination with directional microphones and noise reduction/speech enhancement for listeners with severe or profound hearing loss...

Research Grants70

  1. Light-Alarming Personal Noise Dosimeter System
    ALEXANDER MILOVANOV; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..in social isolation, lost productivity, increased injuries, and expenses for workers'compensation and hearing aids. High levels of occupational noise remain a problem in all regions of the world [1]...
  2. Telehealth Tinnitus Intervention for Patients with TBI
    JAMES A contact HENRY; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..probable TBI status;and (c) if the caller has had a hearing evaluation within the past 2 years (and uses hearing aids if recommended)...
  3. Sound Source Segregation
    Mark A Bee; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..b>Hearing aids and cochlear implants often provide their users little benefit when it comes to segregating multiple sound ..
  4. Cocktail Party Problem: Perspective on Neurobiology of Auditory Scene Analysis
    Mounya Elhilali; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..covering the medical, industrial, military and robotics domains;as well as improving communication aids (hearing aids, cochlear implants, speech-based human-computer interfaces) for the sensory-impaired and aging brains...
  5. Sleep and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
    MARY ANN WOO; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..for all subjects include claustrophobia, presence of loose metal (for example, pacemakers, braces, implanted hearing aids, or embolic coils)...
  6. Effects of Sensorineural Hearing Loss on Robust Speech Coding
    Michael G Heinz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..coding in normal and impaired hearing, and may have important implications for improving the ability of hearing aids and cochlear implants to restore speech perception in noise...
  7. Memory, Thiamine Levels, and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
    MARY ANN WOO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..for all subjects includes claustrophobia, presence of loose metal (for example, pacemakers, braces, implanted hearing aids, or embolic coils)...
  8. Gene Transfer Tools for Delivery and Investigation of Inner Ear MicroRNAs
    MICHELLE LYNN STOLLER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Currently, the ability to treat hearing loss relies heavily on the use of hearing aids;however, these devices do not restore hearing acuity to standard levels...
  9. Activation of inner ear stem cells by B-catenin
    Fuxin Shi; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..goal of this project is to find a noninvasive approach that could become a therapy for the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss for which there is currently no effective intervention other than hearing aids or cochlear implants.
  10. Understanding Noise-Induced Delayed Primary Degeneration of the Auditory Nerve
    Konstantina M Stankovic; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..problems with hearing in noisy environments) for which medical therapies do not exist, and amplification with hearing aids is of little help...
  11. EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL STUDIES OF PRESBYACUSIS
    Judy R Dubno; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Project 1 addresses basic questions related to the understanding of speech and benefit of hearing aids in realistic listening environments by older adults...
  12. Wireless and Noise Attenuating Headset for Automated Hearing Screening
    Odile H Clavier; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..screening at POC locations, in community centers, pharmacies, and big box stores (which are now making low-cost hearing aids available)...
  13. Academy Research Conference 2010: New Research on Aging and Hearing Health
    Larry E Humes; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of six critical areas related to aging and hearing health: the auditory periphery, auditory perception and hearing aids, central auditory neurobiology, clinical electrophysiology, cognition and speech perception, and cognitive ..
  14. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF PRIMARY AUDITORY CORTEX
    Christoph E Schreiner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..hearing disorders are a reduction of speech comprehension for patients even if they that have well-fitted hearing aids, or the difficulty to understand speech in background noise even for patients with only a mild cochlear hearing ..
  15. Determinants of Word Recognition Speed in Older Listeners
    Frederick J Gallun; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Yet current therapeutic strategies including hearing aids do not address temporal processing impairments...
  16. Reducing Disparities in Access to Hearing Healthcare on the U.S.-Mexico Border
    NICOLE L MARRONE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In many rural communities facing health disparities, hearing aids are inaccessible to the people who need them due to financial barriers, and there are typically no other ..
  17. Dynamic Effects in Peripheral Auditory Processing
    Magdalena Wojtczak; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..influences within- and across-channel temporal perception may lead to novel signal-processing algorithms for hearing aids that compensate for the across-channel temporal changes induced by hearing loss...
  18. Completely Digitizing the Custom-Fit Hearing Aid Shell Manufacturing Process
    STEVEN YI; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Between 25 percent and 30 percent of custom-fit hearing aids are returned and/or need to be remade and another 20 percent end up sitting unused in a bureau drawer...
  19. Acoustic Behavior - Neural and Comparative Bases
    Ronald R Hoy; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: This project investigates hearing in the smallest known ears, with the ultimate goal of providing information that engineers might use to develop small directional microphones for improved hearing aids.
  20. Visual Speech Perception and Neural Processing
    LYNNE ESTHER BERNSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..noisy conditions, individuals with hearing loss may need to rely on lipreading, even if they have sensory aids (hearing aids, cochlear implants)...
  21. Outcomes in Children with Developmental Delay and Deafness: a Randomized Trial
    John S Oghalai; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the most popular method of treating hearing loss in children with mental retardation is to use powerful hearing aids to achieve vibrotactile sensations or acoustic sensitivity to low frequency sounds in a similar fashion to what ..
  22. The Impact of Frequency Compression on Cortical Evoked Potentials and Perception
    Benjamin J Kirby; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..recordings of activity in the auditory cortex, may serve as an alternative to parental report for fitting hearing aids. While CAEPs can be used in clinical settings to determine audibility of sound for infants using various ..
  23. Genotype-Phenotype Relationships in Auditory Neuropathy
    Christina L Runge; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..AN/AD population are highly heterogeneous, including the responses to different intervention approaches such as hearing aids and cochlear implants...
  24. Age-Related changes in GABAergic influence on auditory corticothalamic projection
    DANIEL A LLANO; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Unfortunately, hearing aids, which compensate for the peripheral deficits, do not adequately enhance the intelligibility of speech in real-..
  25. NEURAL NETWORKS FOR SPEECH PERCEPTION IN NOISE
    Lee M Miller; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Research like this may someday help to design better hearing aids and similar devices...
  26. Research Training for Clinical Audiologists
    WILLIAM WALTER CLARK; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..in children and adults, language acquisition and speech perception in children with hearing impairment, hearing aids, tinnitus, diseases of the middle and inner ear, aural rehabilitation, and the basic sciences underlying these ..
  27. Aging and speech perception in complex listening environments
    Karen S Helfer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Current rehabilitation of older adults with hearing loss focuses primarily on restoring audibility via hearing aids. Unfortunately, this is of limited benefit in dificult listening environments because both speech and ..
  28. Hearing impairment in HIV-infected and HIV/TB-coinfected individuals in Tanzania
    Jay C Buckey; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..African-made hearing aids with solar battery chargers will be provided to those subjects with significant hearing loss that would benefit ..
  29. Autonomous Power Management for Hearing Aids and Hearing Products
    JOEL A JORGENSON; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..25% of the hearing impaired in the United States use electronic devices to improve their hearing, with quality hearing aids retailing from $2000 to $3000...
  30. Primary Care Intervention Promoting Hearing Health Care Service Access and Use
    Margaret I Wallhagen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..a primary care setting of three protocols for older adults e 60 years of age who are not currently wearing hearing aids and who screen positive as at risk for hearing loss on subsequent effective access to and use of hearing health ..
  31. Primary Care Intervention Promoting Hearing Health Care Service Access and Use
    Margaret I Wallhagen; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..a primary care setting of three protocols for older adults e 60 years of age who are not currently wearing hearing aids and who screen positive as at risk for hearing loss on subsequent effective access to and use of hearing health ..
  32. Pilot Clinical Trial of Deep Brain Stimulation for Tinnitus
    Paul Larson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Over 1 million suffer from unremitting symptoms that are refractory to established treatments, such as hearing aids, neurobehavioral sound extinction procedures, and magnetic or electrical stimulation of auditory cortex...
  33. Neural Correlates of Streaming of Complex Sounds
    Shihab A Shamma; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..implications, because one of the most common complaints of hearing-impaired individuals (including wearers of hearing aids or cochlear implants) is that they find it difficult to separate concurrent streams of sounds, and to attend ..
  34. Cochlear Implants: Combined Electric and Binaural Acoustic Stimulation
    RENE H GIFFORD; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..with a short electrode array offers a viable treatment option for individuals who do not receive benefit from hearing aids and may not qualify for a cochlear implant due to residual low-frequency hearing...
  35. Multi-site study of speech perception training for hearing-aid users
    Charles S Watson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Between 25 and 35% of the adults in the US who could benefit from hearing aids, as many as 25,000,000 persons, either refuse to consider those devices or reject them after a trial...
  36. Multi-site study of speech perception training for hearing-aid users
    Charles S Watson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Between 25 and 35% of the adults in the US who could benefit from hearing aids, as many as 25,000,000 persons, either refuse to consider those devices or reject them after a trial...
  37. ACES: A Product to Suppress or Enhance Critical Components in Acoustic Signals
    RICHARD S GOLDHOR; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Current solutions are limited to hearing aids which notoriously amplify all acoustic sources, or headsets which selectively amplify a single source but ..
  38. Information Processing in Auditory Cortex
    Xiaoqin Wang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of the cortical representation of complex acoustic stimuli, and will have implications for the neural basis of human speech perception and for designing better hearing aids and prosthetic devices for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
  39. The Wide-bandwidth EarLens Photonic Hearing System
    Sunil Puria; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The current standard of care, acoustic hearing aids, cannot restore audibility across the whole frequency spectrum of hearing because technical constraints ..
  40. Iowa Cochlear Implant Clinical Research Center Project VI
    Bruce Jay Gantz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our second objective is to define the boundaries between the appropriateness of hearing aids versus cochlear implants in populations of hard of hearing children...
  41. Structure and function of the medial superior olive
    Philip H Smith; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..still in the infancy stages of knowing how to optimally present such stimuli to the hard of hearing or deaf via hearing aids or cochlear implants...
  42. Contrast Enhancement to Improve Speech Recognition with Hearing Devices
    Keith R Kluender; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The average reduction in earning potential for individuals with hearing aids is estimated to be $11,500 per year and $23,000 per year for individuals with untreated hearing loss...
  43. MDEpiNet: MCM (Medical Countermeasures)
    Art Sedrakyan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Illustrative examples include the studies of safety and effectiveness of pacemakers, hearing aids and equipment...
  44. THE LOUDNESS OF BROADBAND SOUNDS IN LISTENERS WITH SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS
    Walt Jesteadt; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..loudness experienced by new hearing-aid users without and with the amounts of amplification provided by their hearing aids. The studies are designed to assess the extent to which the loudness goals of hearing-aid fitting strategies ..
  45. Wide-bandwidth open canal hearing aid for better multitalker speech understanding
    Sunil Puria; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..There are three key features needed to make this hearing aid a reality that differentiate it from conventional hearing aids. The first is to replace the current acoustic transducer with a non-acoustic mechanical output transducer that ..
  46. Effects of noise-induced and metabolic hearing losses on temporal coding in noise
    KENNETH STUART HENRY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..resolves these limitations by (1) quantifying temporal processing in background noise, where current hearing aids often fail, (2) examining two forms of hearing loss, and (3) quantifying the frequency tuning of temporal ..
  47. Effects of language experience on early cortical and subcortical pitch encoding
    Ananthanarayan Krishnan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of pitch representation in a target population;monitor changes in pitch representation under a retraining protocol and/or in the development of optimal signal processing strategies for conventional hearing aids and/or cochlear implants.
  48. Computer-based auditory skill building program for aural (re)habilitation
    PAMELA ALLISON CONNORS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Of these, almost 10 million have hearing aids and 67,000 have cochlear implants...
  49. Experimental - Theoretical Studies of Cochlear Mechanisms
    Dennis M Freeman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..practical applications for the delineation of inner-ear disorders (and concomitant suggestions for treatment) and for the design of speech-processing devices such as cochlear implants, hearing aids, and speech-recognition systems.
  50. Targeted Expression of Atoh1 in Cochlear Supporting Cells
    Mark A Parker; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The long-term goal of this research is to treat hearing loss with more effective therapies than provided by hearing aids or cochlear implants...
  51. Temporal Effects in Forward Masking, Suppression, and Simultaneous Masking
    Elizabeth A Strickland; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This research could suggest novel processing strategies that might be used in hearing aids and cochlear implants to improve perception in background noise...
  52. Spectro-temporal interactions in electric and acoustic processing and auditory pe
    Andrew J Oxenham; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The long-term goal of this research is to improve auditory and speech perception via CIs and hearing aids, through a greater understanding of the basic mechanisms that contribute to, and limit, the perception of ..
  53. AUDITORY NEURAL CODING OF SPEECH
    Bertrand Delgutte; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..in the presence of reverberation and competing sounds, and guide the development of new processing strategies for hearing aids and auditory (cochlear and brainstem) implants that perform better in everyday environments.
  54. Optimizing the Combination of Electric and Acoustic Hearing
    CHRISTOPHER W contact TURNER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..implant but because of the configuration of their hearing loss, are not able to benefit from conventional hearing aids. These hearing impaired individuals struggle tremendously - particularly in noisy listening environments - and ..
  55. Effectiveness of basic and premium hearing aid features for older adults
    ROBYN MASTERTON COX; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..b>Hearing aids are the first and most effective treatment for the hearing loss sustained by most older adults...
  56. Predicting the benefits of spatial and spectrotemporal cues
    Frederick J Gallun; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This will allow the clinician to choose and fit hearing aids more successfully and to counsel patients more effectively in terms of the benefit they should expect in ..
  57. OPTIMIZING AMPLIFICATION FOR INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN
    Patricia G Stelmachowicz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..understanding of the challenges faced by young children with hearing loss and to determine how well current hearing aids support their listening needs...
  58. Aids for the Deaf: Models of Speech Intelligibility
    Louis D Braida; Fiscal Year: 2010
    This research is directed toward improved speech reception for users of hearing aids and cochlear implants through a program of research on models of speech intelligibility...
  59. Development of Rechargeable Batteries for BTE Cochlear Devices
    SIMON K NIEH; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..There are currently over eight million Americans that wear hearing aids and approximately 200,000 cochlear implants in use worldwide...
  60. Can Consumers and Audiologists Detect Ear Disease Prior to Hearing Aid Use?
    David Zapala; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Current United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policies for adults seeking to purchase hearing aids balance two potentially conflicting healthcare objectives: (1) ensure public safety by detecting sinister ear ..
  61. The Neural Correlates and Mechanisms of Spatial Stream Segregation in Rat Primary
    JUSTIN DANIEL YAO; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..responsible for various aspects of spatial stream segregation have broad implications in aiding the design of sound processing schemes for enhanced hearing in complex auditory scenes by users of hearing aids and cochlear implants.
  62. SPEECH RECOGNITION BY THE HEARING IMPAIRED ELDERLY
    Larry E Humes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Yet, only about 20% of those who could benefit from hearing aids actually seek them out and, of those who do seek them out, only about 40-60% are satisfied with them and use ..
  63. Telephone screening test for hearing using three-digit sequences in noise.
    Charles Watson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..US could greatly increase both the awareness of hearing disorders and the numbers of persons benefitting from hearing aids and other treatments...
  64. Effects of sensorineural loss on robust speech coding
    Michael Heinz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If true, this result would suggest the need for novel strategies for hearing aids, which currently do not attempt to restore normal spatio-temporal patterns in the AN...
  65. Ecological Momentary Assessment in Hearing Disorders
    James Henry; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Indeed, only about 25% of those with adult-onset hearing loss currently use hearing aids and some data have shown that only about 37% of adults who say that they have constant ringing in the ears have ..
  66. Intervention for Reduced Sound Tolerance
    C Formby; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..of TRT will be extended to tinnitus-free hearing- impaired patients who are unable to use amplified sound from hearing aids because of their sound intolerance...
  67. A Novel Ear Camera for Making Custom-Fit Hearing Devices
    Ping Zhuang; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Fortunately, many of these people can benefit from the use of hearing aid devices. However, hearing aids cannot work for everyone...
  68. Auditory Plasticity in the Aged Mouse
    Jeremy Turner; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Presbycusis is often treated with hearing aids which serve to amplify some or all of those sound frequencies lost to peripheral hearing loss...
  69. Relationship Between Psychoacoustic Thresholds and Speech Recognition for Aided L
    MARC A BRENNAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Compression hearing aids are the most common remedy for individuals with hearing loss...
  70. Marking hair cell progenitors with BAC transgenics
    Neil Segil; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..at present, the only treatment for deafness due to sensory hair cell loss is the use of prosthetics such as hearing aids and cochlear implants...