Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Thomas G. Dolan
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech and Hearing Sciences
1 online resource (66 p.)
Hearing aids -- Fitting, Audiometry
Uncomfortable listening level (UCL) is a behavioral measure which is currently used to set the maximum outputs of hearing aids. This study explored the feasibility of prescribing the maximum outputs of hearing aids by using results obtained from auditory brainstern response (ABR) testing. More specifically, this study compared ABR wave latencies with behaviorally-measured UCLs for a single cycle 3 kHz stimulus in normal-hearing adults.
Merry, Kathryn Jean, "The use of auditory brainstem responses in determining the maximum outputs of hearing aids" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3906.