What did Skinner and Miller have to say about hearing aid fittings?

It is rare to have a column about a review of an article, especially an article from almost 40 years ago but Skinner and Miller (1983) is a must-read (or re-read) article.   This describes the work primarily done during Margaret (Margo) Skinner’s PhD thesis. Margo Skinner used a master hearing aid where she was able…

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hearing aid signal processing

We are now up to 109 dB…

The input-related dynamic range of modern hearing aids (also known as its input “Headroom”) is important to know in order to prevent distortion and input-clipping of louder sounds in the environment.  Typical loud input sounds are music and the level of a hearing aid consumer’s own voice.  Up until recently, the highest-level sound that could…

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