The Application of Binomial Probability Theory to Paired Comparison Judgments The paired comparison technique can be potentially useful as a means to enhance the prescriptive fitting of hearing aids. Unfortunately, there are no guidelines to suggest how this technique can be used most reliably and efficiently in the clinic. This article reviews how one can apply binomial probability theory to ... Short Course
Short Course  |   March 01, 1995
The Application of Binomial Probability Theory to Paired Comparison Judgments
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Francis K. Kuk, PhD
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    The University of Illinois at Chicago, 1855 W. Taylor Street, Audiology Section (M/C 648), Chicago, IL 60612-7244
  • Chi-chuen Lau
    University of Illinois at Chicago
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Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Short Course
Short Course   |   March 01, 1995
The Application of Binomial Probability Theory to Paired Comparison Judgments
American Journal of Audiology, March 1995, Vol. 4, 37-42. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0401.37
History: Received December 3, 1993 , Accepted June 2, 1994
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1995, Vol. 4, 37-42. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0401.37
History: Received December 3, 1993; Accepted June 2, 1994

The paired comparison technique can be potentially useful as a means to enhance the prescriptive fitting of hearing aids. Unfortunately, there are no guidelines to suggest how this technique can be used most reliably and efficiently in the clinic. This article reviews how one can apply binomial probability theory to calculate the likelihood of acceptable outcomes in paired comparison judgments. In addition, an approach designed to maximize the efficiency of this technique is proposed.

Acknowledgments
This work was partly supported by a grant from the Department of Education — Innovation Grant (contract # H133C20063). We thank Jerry Punch, Carol Sammeth, and Don Schum for their helpful suggestions.
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