Programmable Telecoil Responses Potential Advantages for Assistive Listening Device Fittings Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1994
Programmable Telecoil Responses
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Stephanie A. Davidson, PhD
    The Ohio State University, Columbus
    Room 110 Pressey Hall, 1070 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210
  • Colleen M. Noe
    The Ohio State University, Columbus
Article Information
Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Research Articles
Research Article   |   July 01, 1994
Programmable Telecoil Responses
American Journal of Audiology, July 1994, Vol. 3, 59-64. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0302.59
History: Received April 21, 1993 , Accepted December 15, 1993
 
American Journal of Audiology, July 1994, Vol. 3, 59-64. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0302.59
History: Received April 21, 1993; Accepted December 15, 1993

Ten experienced hearing aid users were tested to evaluate an assistive listening device inductively coupled to three different hearing aids—their own BTE hearing aid and associated telecoil, a programmable hearing aid with the telecoil programmed using the manufacturer's algorithm, and the same programmable hearing aid with the telecoil programmed so that the real-ear gain obtained with the hearing aid-assistive listening device combination matched a prescriptive target. Results indicated that modifying the telecoil response to match a prescriptive target can result in enhanced speech understanding and higher preference rankings.

Acknowledgments
The authors would like to thank the 3M Corporation for the use of the 3M MemoryMate hearing aids and the Model 80 programming system. This research was supported by a grant from the Department of Speech and Hearing Science and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Ohio State University.
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