Complex and pure-tone signals in the evaluation of hearing-aid characteristics

P. G. Stelmachowicz, D. E. Lewis, R. C. Seewald, D. B. Hawkins

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Abstract

In recent years, a number of commercially available systems have been developed to analyze the electroacoustic characteristics of hearing aids. In addition to pure-tone signals, these systems often use a wide variety of complex signals such as broadband noise, clicks, and multitonal complexes. In this paper, a number of practical and theoretical issues concerning the use of pure-tone and complex signals in the evaluation of hearing-aid characteristics are described. The circumstances under which discrepancies in estimated gain and maximum output might occur using these two types of signals are described and the clinical implications of these differences are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-385
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Speech and Hearing Research
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

Keywords

  • Electroacoustic analysis
  • Hearing aid analysis
  • Hearing aids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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