Title

Comparing Hearing Loss Desensitization Factors and Their Effects on SII

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

4-19-2018

Description

Several hearing loss desensitization factors (HLD) and their impact on the calculated Speech Intelligibility Index (SII) were reviewed and compared. Humes (2002)/Sherbecoe & Studebaker (2003) and National Acoustics Laboratory (NAL) factors were nearly identical to one another in calculated SII. An HLD factor impacts prescribed audibility and its accuracy is important, especially if prescriptions implement one. The similarity between these two factors and their expected accuracy, based on inductive logic, might reassure clinicians that using a desensitization factor is appropriate.

Location

Nashville, TN

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