Perhaps the largest area of difficulty for individuals with hearing loss is understanding speech in background noise. However, your ability to understand speech with hearing aids in a noisy environment shouldn’t be a mystery. Audiologists have had a way to estimate your level of performance in these environments for years.
Evaluating Performance in Background Noise using Speech-In-Noise Testing
Speech-In-Noise testing like the QuickSIN™ is specifically designed to measure your performance in background noise situations and should be used by your hearing care professional to determine which treatment option is necessary for improvement.
If you would like to know more about Speech-in-Noise Testing, and what can be done to improve your hearing in background noise, check out my video:
Clifford Olson is a Doctor of Audiology and Founder of Applied Hearing Solutions in Anthem, Arizona. He served as a Marine Corps Scout Sniper during his time in the military which introduced him to the profession of Audiology. He also posts informational videos on his YouTube Channel – DrCliffAuD – to educate consumers on hearing healthcare.