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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Otolaryngology|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2002|