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Effect of monaural hearing aid use on dichotic test results for individuals with high-frequency hearing impairment.

Authors
  • Surr, R K
  • Montgomery, A A
  • Mueller, H G
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of speech and hearing disorders
Publication Date
May 01, 1986
Volume
51
Issue
2
Pages
161–169
Identifiers
PMID: 3702363
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

It is well documented that the majority of individuals with normal hearing have a right ear advantage for dichotic speech material. There is evidence, however, that individuals with flat sensorineural hearing loss demonstrate a left ear advantage after they have used amplification on the left side. The present study examined whether these findings could be extended to a population with high-frequency hearing impairment. The subjects were administered dichotic consonant-vowel syllable tests prior to a monaural hearing aid fitting, and the tests were repeated after 1 month and again after 6 months of hearing aid use. The results revealed a group right ear advantage prior to the hearing aid fitting, although there was considerable individual variability. No consistent changes in the test scores were shown to be associated with monaural hearing aid use in either the right ear or the left ear.

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