Noise Levels: The Enemy of Hearing Aid Users: A Discussion on Acceptable Noise LevelsBy Ross, Mark, PhD; Hearing Loss Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 34-36
Publication Date: May/June 2007
Article examines the theory and research behind acceptable noise levels (ANL) for people who wear hearing aids. ANL refers to the maximum level of background noise that a person is willing to accept. Research studies revealed who is unlikely to be a successful hearing aid user based on the score developed by the 191 participants in the study. The ANL helps to explain why some people have difficulty accepting and using hearing aids.
Published by: Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing People) (Website:http://www.hearingloss.org)