Category: Adult Diagnostic (AD)
In the standard audiologic diagnostic test battery, specific measures of patient hearing handicap are not routinely obtained, nor is the ability to understand speech in noise (SIN). These are noteworthy omissions as the ability to understand speech in noise is the most prevalent deficit in individuals with hearing loss. In this study, we explore whether SIN testing (QuickSIN) is a better predictor of self-perceived patient performance (SSQ12) in comparison to audiometry thresholds and speech intelligibility in quiet.
Steven Gianakas– Au.D./ Ph.D. Student, U. Washington/Stanford U./U. Minnesota