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The Phonak EduLink-System in Students With Specific Performance Deficits in Speech-in-Noise Intelligibility

2014-07-23 21:48:37 | BioPortfolio

Summary

In the management and remediation of students with specific performance deficits in speech-in-noise intelligibility, most often, a "triad" approach for treatment is used, which includes direct therapy, compensatory strategies, and environmental modifications.

The purpose of the study is to determine whether a new hearing aid, the Phonak EduLink-FM System, can improve specific performance deficits in speech-in-noise intelligibility. Participants will complete a test battery related to auditory processing, as well as some psychological tests and questionnaires. One group of participants with specific performance deficits in speech-in-noise intelligibility will receive the hearing aid for use in school; a second group will not. The effect of this treatment on auditory performance, school performance and satisfaction, attention and verbal learning and memory, self concept, behavior and listening effort following 26 weeks of hearing aid use will be compared across the groups.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Auditory Processing Disorder

Intervention

hearing aid, Phonak EduLink-FM System

Location

Department of Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology, University Hospital Münster
Münster
Germany
48149

Status

Recruiting

Source

University Hospital Muenster

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:48:37-0400

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