Towards new criteria for hearing aid recommendation

Celene McNeill*, Philip Newall, Ximena Alvarez-Mendez

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Abstract

Hearing aids have significantly improved in recent times but fitting criteria have not followed technological development. Traditional contra-indications are high frequency hearing losses with normal hearing up to 2kHz, poor speech recognition scores and unilateral hearing losses. A survey sent to 50 otolaryngologists in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, showed that these criteria are still current. This study reviewed 3 groups of patients who have been successfully fitted with hearing aids despite having the above-mentioned audiological characteristics, indicating that criteria for hearing aid recommendation need to be updated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of Otolaryngology
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

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McNeill, C., Newall, P., & Alvarez-Mendez, X. (2002). Towards new criteria for hearing aid recommendation. Australian Journal of Otolaryngology, 5(2), 95-100.