Transient Impulse Control for Hearing AidsBy Hayes, Donald, PhD; Hearing Review,
Publication Date: Vol. 13, No. 13
Paper focuses on AntiShock for Element hearing aids, which is a detection and correction algorithm that restores normal loudness perception for transient impulses. In other words, the system makes loud, uncharacteristic noises bearable for people who use hearing aids. A total of 30 participants with a wide range of hearing loss were fitted which different types of Element hearing aids. The participants listened to recorded speech and recorded transient sounds separately, then together. Each recording was played with the AntiShock feature turned on and off in randomized order, while the participants then told clinicians which condition they preferred. The results are presented in table format. The participants preferred the AntiShock condition over the condition without AntiShock by a wide margin. Implications for future research are discussed.
Assistive Products Discussed: ELEMENT HEARING AID (MODELS ELEMENT 4, ELEMENT 8, & ELEMENT 16)
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