Perceptual evaluation of six hearing-aid processing strategies from the perspective of auditory profiling: Insights from the BEAR project

Mengfan Wu*, Raul Sanchez Lopez, Mouhamad El-Haj-Ali, Silje Grini Nielsen, Michal Fereczkowski, Torsten Dau, Sébastien Santurette, Tobias Neher

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Abstract

The current study forms part of the Better hEAring Rehabilitation (BEAR) project, which aims at developing new clinical tools for characterizing individual hearing loss and for assessing hearing-aid (HA) benefit. Its purpose was to investigate potential interactions between four auditory profiles and three measures of HA outcome obtained for six HA processing strategies. Measurements were carried out in a realistic noise environment at signal-tonoise ratios that were set based on individual aided speech reception thresholds (SRT50). Speech recognition scores and ratings of overall quality and noise annoyance were collected in two spatial conditions. The stimuli were generated with the help of a HA simulator and presented via headphones to 60 older, habitual HA users who had previously been profiled based on a data-driven approach (Sanchez-Lopez et al., 2019). The four auditory profiles differed significantly in terms of mean aided SRT50 and interacted significantly with the HA processing strategies for speech recognition in one spatial condition. Moreover, the correlation-pattern between the speech recognition scores and subjective ratings differed among the auditory profiles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research : Auditory Learning in Biological and Artificial Systems
Volume7
PublisherThe Danavox Jubilee Foundation
Publication date2020
Pages265-272
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventInternational Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research: Auditory Learning in Biological and Artificial Systems - Nyborg, Denmark
Duration: 21 Aug 201923 Aug 2019
http://isaar.eu

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research
CountryDenmark
CityNyborg
Period21/08/201923/08/2019
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research
Volume7

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Wu, M., Sanchez Lopez, R., El-Haj-Ali, M., Nielsen, S. G., Fereczkowski, M., Dau, T., Santurette, S., & Neher, T. (2020). Perceptual evaluation of six hearing-aid processing strategies from the perspective of auditory profiling: Insights from the BEAR project. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research: Auditory Learning in Biological and Artificial Systems (Vol. 7, pp. 265-272). The Danavox Jubilee Foundation. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, Vol.. 7