programmable hearing aids

Rikke Kristensen rikkek at phonak.ch
Tue Jan 27 11:54:43 EST 1998


Not all programmable hearing instruments work the same way. Regarding
noise the best yet system to improve Signal-to-Noise ratio is the
multiple microphone technology such as is implemented in the Phonak
AudioZoom instruments.
This has been proven both in laboratory, clinical and consumer
satisfaction studies.  

You can read more about it in these references:
" Valente et al. in: Journal of American Acad. of Audiology, Vol.6, No.
6, Nov. 1995" 
(based on this study AudioZoom has gotten the FDA clearance for claims
on performance in noise.)
" Kochkin in:  The Hearing Review, Vol. 3, No. 12, Dec. 1996
" Lurquin & Rafhay in: Acta Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Belgica, Vol.50,2nd
Trim., 1996"
" Voss in: The Hearing Review, Vol.4, No.9, 1997"

Rikke 

Rikke Kristensen
Phonak AG
Laubisrütistrasse 28
CH-8712 Stäfa
Switzerland
Tlp.: (+41) 1 928 0101
E-mail: rikkek at Phonak.ch


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>Sent: 	fredag 16. januar 1998 18:22
>To: 	bionet.audiology mail newsgroup
>Subject: 	programmable hearing aids
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>Do programmable hearing aids really work to mask background noise? I
>know of a few people who tried and returned the devices because they
>were not effective.
>Brian
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