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Acceptable noise level (ANL) with Danish and non-semantic speech materials in adult hearing-aid users

Olsen, Steen Ostergaard; Lantz, Johannes; Nielsen, Lars Holme and Brännström, Jonas LU (2012) In International Journal of Audiology 51(9). p.678-688
Abstract
Objective: The acceptable noise level (ANL) test is used for quantification of the amount of background noise subjects accept when listening to speech. This study investigates Danish hearing-aid users' ANL performance using Danish and non-semantic speech signals, the repeatability of ANL, and the association between ANL and outcome of the international outcome inventory for hearing aids (IOI-HA). Design: ANL was measured in three conditions in both ears at two test sessions. Subjects completed the IOI-HA and the ANL questionnaire. Study sample: Sixty-three Danish hearing-aid users; fifty-seven subjects were full time users and 6 were part time/non users of hearing aids according to the ANL questionnaire. Results: ANLs were similar to... (More)
Objective: The acceptable noise level (ANL) test is used for quantification of the amount of background noise subjects accept when listening to speech. This study investigates Danish hearing-aid users' ANL performance using Danish and non-semantic speech signals, the repeatability of ANL, and the association between ANL and outcome of the international outcome inventory for hearing aids (IOI-HA). Design: ANL was measured in three conditions in both ears at two test sessions. Subjects completed the IOI-HA and the ANL questionnaire. Study sample: Sixty-three Danish hearing-aid users; fifty-seven subjects were full time users and 6 were part time/non users of hearing aids according to the ANL questionnaire. Results: ANLs were similar to results with American English speech material. The coefficient of repeatability (CR) was 6.5-8.8 dB. IOI-HA scores were not associated to ANL. Conclusions: Danish and non-semantic ANL versions yield results similar to the American English version. The magnitude of the CR indicates that ANL with Danish and non-semantic speech materials is not suitable for prediction of individual patterns of future hearing-aid use or evaluation of individual benefit from hearing-aid features. The ANL with Danish and non-semantic speech materials is not related to IOI-HA outcome. (Less)
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Acceptable noise level, Danish, test retest, international speech test, signal, ISTS, hearing impairment, repeatability
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International Journal of Audiology
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51
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9
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678 - 688
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Taylor & Francis
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1708-8186
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10.3109/14992027.2012.692822
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  author       = {Olsen, Steen Ostergaard and Lantz, Johannes and Nielsen, Lars Holme and Brännström, Jonas},
  issn         = {1708-8186},
  keyword      = {Acceptable noise level,Danish,test retest,international speech test,signal,ISTS,hearing impairment,repeatability},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {678--688},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Audiology},
  title        = {Acceptable noise level (ANL) with Danish and non-semantic speech materials in adult hearing-aid users},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14992027.2012.692822},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2012},
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