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Assessing hearing aid fittings in children

Comparing different approaches for hearing aid gain in children

This study assesses children between the age of 2 and 8 years with permanent childhood hearing loss (PCHL) fitted with 3 different amplification rationales in their hearing aids.

Assessments of speech sound detection and word recognition are carried out following 2 weeks of listening experience in each condition.

Analysis of results examines the impact of different amplification strategies across different age-bands to consider whether different ages of development may benefit from changing emphasis in the hearing aid amplification profile.

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