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Communication between hearing aids and external devices

Philipsson, Marianne (2008) AUD414 20081
Logopedics, Phoniatrics and Audiology
Abstract
New technology makes it possible for existing hearing aids to communicate with each
other to make a true binaural fitting and give all of the experiences and advantages of
binaural hearing to the user. This project includes electro-acoustic measurements done on
one system available on the market. The questions to be answered by this paper were:
How does this new technology fit into the ANSI standards and how does the technology
affect the audibility? Measurements have been done on the hearing aids individually,
together and combined with the additional communication interface, the streamer.
Conclusions were that the standards are hard to apply on this new technology and that the
streamer adds some noise and distortion. This study... (More)
New technology makes it possible for existing hearing aids to communicate with each
other to make a true binaural fitting and give all of the experiences and advantages of
binaural hearing to the user. This project includes electro-acoustic measurements done on
one system available on the market. The questions to be answered by this paper were:
How does this new technology fit into the ANSI standards and how does the technology
affect the audibility? Measurements have been done on the hearing aids individually,
together and combined with the additional communication interface, the streamer.
Conclusions were that the standards are hard to apply on this new technology and that the
streamer adds some noise and distortion. This study is a first step and more research on
real subjects is called for. Qualitative data will be needed in order to rule out effects on
the audibility at an individual level.
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Philipsson, Marianne
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AUD414 20081
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2969267
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  abstract     = {New technology makes it possible for existing hearing aids to communicate with each
other to make a true binaural fitting and give all of the experiences and advantages of
binaural hearing to the user. This project includes electro-acoustic measurements done on
one system available on the market. The questions to be answered by this paper were:
How does this new technology fit into the ANSI standards and how does the technology
affect the audibility? Measurements have been done on the hearing aids individually,
together and combined with the additional communication interface, the streamer.
Conclusions were that the standards are hard to apply on this new technology and that the
streamer adds some noise and distortion. This study is a first step and more research on
real subjects is called for. Qualitative data will be needed in order to rule out effects on
the audibility at an individual level.
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  author       = {Philipsson, Marianne},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Communication between hearing aids and external devices},
  year         = {2008},
}