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Sanchez-Lopez, R., Fereczkowski, M., Santurette, S., Dau, T., Neher, T. (2021). Towards Auditory Profile-based Hearing-aid Fitting: Fitting Rationale and Pilot Evaluation. Audiol. Res. 11, no. 1: 10-21. https://doi.org/10.3390/audiolres11010002
Background - The clinical characterization of hearing deficits for hearing-aid fitting purposes is typically based on the pure-tone audiogram only. In a previous study, a group of hearing-impaired listeners completed a comprehensive test battery designed to tap into different dimensions of hearing abilities. A data-driven analysis of the data yielded four clinically relevant patient subpopulations or “auditory profiles”. The purpose of the current study was to propose and pilot-test profile-based hearing-aid settings to explore their potential for providing more targeted hearing-aid treatment.
Methods - Four candidate hearing-aid settings were developed and evaluated by a subset of the participants tested previously. The evaluation consisted of multi-comparison preference ratings carried out in realistic sound scenarios.
Results - Listeners belonging to the different auditory profiles showed different patterns of preference for the tested hearing-aid settings that were largely consistent with the expectations.
Conclusion - The results of this pilot evaluation support further investigations into stratified, profile-based hearing-aid fitting with wearable hearing aids.
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* The participant IDs in each of the files has been assigned randomly to ensure the anonymization of the data. The pseudo-anonymized data might be shared under request by direct correspondence with the authors.
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Sanchez-Lopez, R., Fereczkowski, M., Neher, T., Santurette, S., & Dau, T. (2020). Robust data-driven auditory profiling for precision audiology. MedRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.05.20036442