Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Critique of Current Approaches to the Selection and Fitting of Hearing Aids

Author(s) Richard C. Seewald
Shane Moodie
Debra L.C Zelisko
Volume 17
Number 4
Year 1993
Page(s) 29-38
Language English
Keywords hearing
Abstract During the past ten years, several formal methods have been developed for the selection and fitting of hearing aids. Each method comes with its own rationale, set of recommended procedures, and assumptions. Because of new and developing hearing instrument technologies, it may be an appropriate time to re-examine the assumptions and procedures that are presently applied in hearing aid selection and fitting. It is the purpose of this paper to identify and discuss limitations of current approaches to hearing aid selection and fitting. Particular attention is given to the collection and interpretation of audiometric data for the purposes of hearing aid selection/fitting and to the manner in which electroacoustic selection criteria are presently specified. Where potential problems and/or limitations are identified, alternative strategies are described.

Depuis dix ans, plusieurs protocoles ont été mis au point pour la sélection et l'ajustement prothétiques. Chacune des méthodes comporte ses propres justifications, procédures et hypothèses. Étant donné l'avènement d'une technologie spécialisée dans le domaine de l'amplification, il devient impératif de réévaluer les hypothèses et procédures qui sont actuellement utilisées lors de la sélection et de l'ajustement des prothèses auditives. Les auteurs délimitent les méthodes actuelles. Ils accordent une attention particulière à la collecte et à l'interprétation des données audiométriques aux fins de la sélection et de l'ajustement prothétiques. Ils notent aussi la façon dont les critères de sélection électro-acoustique sont présentement établis. Enfin, ils identifient des problèmes possibles ou restrictifs, et suggèrent des stratégies alternatives.
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