Effects of Frequency Compression Hearing Aids for Unilaterally Implanted Children With Acoustically Amplified Residual Hearing in the Nonimplanted Ear
Ear and Hearing, 07/11/2012
Park LR et al. – Hearing aid use in the contralateral ear of unilaterally implanted children is beneficial. Children and young adults who are fitted bimodally should be tested both in quiet and in complex listening situations to determine bimodal benefit. In the current test battery, the inclusion of frequency compression in the hearing aid fitting does not seem to provide significant improvement beyond standard hearing aid fittings or any bilateral interference symptoms for this group of bimodal listeners.