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hearing aids research papers 2012




MarkeTrak VIII: Why Consumers Return Hearing Aids: A Guide for Reducing Hearing Aid Returns
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Hearing aid returns for credit(RFCs) have historically been reported as just below 20% 1. To our knowledge, national data reflecting how many RFCs are from first-time users (FTUs), experienced users or shoppers trying multiple products (exchanges), does not exist. 

Relation between different measures of feedback in hearing aids and gain measures derived from percentile analysis
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ABSTRACT Feedback management is a common feature of today's hearing aids. A huge variety of algorithms exist with the objective to control feedback effectively while achieving a high added stable gain, good sound quality and with a fast adaptation to changes in 

Innovative ways hearing aids can be improved for clinical use–A Literature Review
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Background: Hearing aids have been vastly improved since the introduction of digital technology. However, there are several areas exist where further development can take place. There is currently no literature review focusing upon these potential hearing aid 

Auditory rehabilitation effects on the temporal ordering ability in elderly hearing aids users
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ABSTRACT Purpose: To analyze the effects of an auditory rehabilitation program for the temporal ordering ability, of duration and pitch patterns of sounds, in elderly hearing aids users. Methods: Participants were 17 elderly people, with ages between 60 and 84 years, 

Satisfaction of elderly individuals with hearing aids in the first six months of use
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ABSTRACT Purpose: To analyze the hearing aid satisfaction after one, three and six months of use. Methods: Longitudinal study with 22 elderly individuals who participated in a selection and adaptation process for sound amplification devices in a high complexity 

Effects of parallel talk on the language and interactional skills of preschoolers with cochlear implants and hearing aids
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ABSTRACT Children with profound congenital hearing loss often do not have the same prelinguistic opportunities for social and verbal interaction as their peers with typical hearing Consequently, language and social skills may be challenging for this group, even 

Preservation of localization cues in BSS-based noise reduction: Application in binauralhearing aids
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For speech applications, blind source separation provides an efficient strategy to enhance the target signal and to reduce the background noise in a noisy environment. Most ICA- based blind source separation (BSS) algorithms are designed under the assumption that 

Binaural Model-Based Speech Intelligibility Enhancement and Assessment in Hearing Aids
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Abandoning an active lifestyle as a consequence of lacking the understanding of speech in noisy and complex environments is a depressing experience for many people and a severe social problem. Considering the European population, approximately one in five is 

Vibrant Soundbridge: A New Implantable Alternative to Conventional Hearing Aids in Children
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SUMMARY The Vibrant Soundbridge is a new middle ear implantable hearing device. It was first introduced for adult patients with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss. With the innovation of the surgical techniques, its usage had been broadened for children and 

Acoustic Beamforming for Hearing Aids Using Multi Microphone Array by Designing Graphical User Interface
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ABSTRACT Hearing impaired persons lose their ability to distinguish speech signal in ambient noise. Human hearing system is sensitive to interfering noise. Interfering noise decreases the quality and intelligibility of the speech signal which in turn makes speech 

Speech Enhancement in Hands-free device (Hearing Aids) with emphasis on Elko? s Beamformer
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ABSTRACT In general, an uncontrolled environment may contain degradation components like background noise, speech from other speakers etc. along with required speech components. It is very tough to concentrate only on speech signals in presence of 

Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Acoustic Feedback Cancellation Systems for Hearing Aids
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ABSTRACT Acoustic feedback problems occur when the output loudspeaker signal of an audio system is partly returned to the input microphone via an acoustic coupling through the air. This problem often causes significant performance degradations in applications such as 


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