Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Present and Future Technology in Hearing Aids

Author(s) J. Verschuure
W.A. Dreschler
Volume 17
Number 4
Year 1993
Page(s) 65-73
Language English
Keywords hearing
Abstract This paper lists some problems encountered by hearing impaired people and the proposed solutions. It critically reviews those solutions with regard to their theoretical foundations and their applicability in daily life situations. It further questions the introduction of new technology as a major breakthrough when the technology is an application of available general technology for which the benefit for hearing impaired people has not been demonstrated. Some of these breakthroughs are based on miniaturization of the hearing aid for which the audiological consequences cannot be expected to be positive. An approach is offered based on present knowledge of processing in the impaired auditory system. The consequences of the approach for syllabic compression and some results are presented.

Le présent document énumère certains problèmes rencontrés par les malentendants ainsi que les solutions proposées. L'auteur examine de façon critique ces solutions en fonction des bases théoriques et de leur application dans la vie quotidienne. Il met en doute l'introduction de technologies nouvelles qui passent pour une découverte importante lorsque ces technologies sont une application de la technologie générale disponible et lorsque les avantages pour les malentendants restent à démontrer. Certaines de ces découvertes sont fondées sur la miniaturisation des prothèses auditives pour lesquelles les conséquences sur le plan audiologique sont peu favorables. Il est question d'une approche basée sur les connaissances actuelles du traitement du système auditif déficient. Les conséquences de l'approche de la compression des syllabes font l'objet de discussions et certains résultats sont présentés.
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