Amplification and Assistive Devices (AAD)
Instructional Level: Intermediate
A common complaint from hearing aid wearers is the use of the hearing aids in noise. A reliable tool that assesses a wearer’s tolerance for noise and predict hearing aid use in real world situations would be beneficial. We report on the rationale and development of the Tracking of Noise Tolerance (TNT) test, and the series of studies that support its use in fine-tuning and evaluating hearing aid performance.