Fitting Asymmetrical Hearing Loss

Asymmetrical hearing and unilateral hearing loss require solutions that do not seem to follow typical hearing aid fittings for bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.  Last week’s post on this subject showed the results of “loudness catch-up” of the poorer ear that indicated a pattern somewhat similar to the steep growth of loudness associated with classic sensorineural hearing…

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Asymmetrical Hearing Loss – Aided “Catch Up” Surprises

Centering Surprises in Asymmetrical Listeners H. Christopher Schweitzer and Don Kim One of the first activities in audiological assessment is that we argue with Nature.  We test one ear isolated from the other. Dr. Schweitzer is Director of HEAR 4-U International; Chief of Auditory Sciences at Able Planet, Inc.; and Senior Audiologist, Family Hearing Centers in…

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