Noise

Noise

Role of Open-Fit in Children

Open-fit style hearing aids have been primarily applied to adult populations with high-frequency hearing loss and conserved low-frequency hearing. The use of an open-fit strategy has advantages and disadvantages; for example, open-fit can decrease occlusion complaints, but as a negative may decrease benefits of noise reduction algorithms. Limited research has examined the application of open-fit domes in pediatric populations.


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Gaming to Better Hearing

Computer-based auditory training approaches have existed for decades. A major limitation of these platforms has been the transferability to real-world communication challenges. An almost universal complaint of individuals with any level of hearing loss is difficulty understanding speech in background noise. The challenge of background noise remains even with an appropriate fitting of amplification; coupling with remote microphone technologies are currently the best method for improving the signal-to-noise ratio, but also has its own inherent limitations. 


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A New Relationship

How I craved you in my youth. The bigger your roar, the less I could resist you. The harder you shook everything that was supposed to be stationary, the closer I moved in. I needed to experience you up close and personal. You brought the style to a musical gathering. If my cheeks did not tremble in your pressure wave, I was not close enough to the speakers or the stage. 


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