Brittany Gilb

Brittany Gilb

Brittany Gilb, BS, is a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati, and a fourth-year extern at the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky Healthcare.

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HAT Awareness: Efficiency May Be the Key to Increased Use

As audiologists are well aware, even the highest levels of hearing aid technology fit to best practice standards (Academy, 2006; ASHA, 2006) fail to meet the daily listening demands of many patients with hearing loss (Lesner, 2003; Laplante-Levesque et al, 2013). Indeed, as Table 1 reveals, the degree of hearing deficit remaining post-hearing aid fitting can be substantial.

Topic(s): Hearing Assistive Technologies (HAT), Audiologist, Patient care