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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