Comparison of severely and profoundly hearing-impaired children's amplification preferences with the NAL-RP and the DSL 3.0 prescriptions

Teresa Y. C. Ching*, Philip Newall, David Wigney

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    Abstract

    Prompted by a recent paper in this journal, this communication compares the gain and frequency response preferred by a group of 21 severely and profoundly hearing-impaired children (37 test ears) to the NAL-RP and the DSL 3.0 hearing aid prescriptions. The results support the findings of Snik et al. that the NAL-RP procedure provides an adequate prescription of amplification on average. The individual discrepancies between prescribed and preferred characteristics imply that fine-tuning with an evaluation tool is necessary for some children. It is uncertain whether previous listening experience affects listeners' preferences, and it is suggested that further studies be carried out to address this issue.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)219-222
    Number of pages4
    JournalScandinavian Audiology
    Volume26
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

    Keywords

    • children
    • hearing-aid selection
    • prescription rules
    • severe and profound deafness

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