Hearing Aids and Further Hearing Loss? Part V

Predicted PTS (Permanent Threshold Shift) From Hearing Aid Use Various researchers have utilized data from TTS (Temporary Threshold Shift) and ITTS (Integrated Temporary Threshold Shift) in formulae that have included the length of time worn during the day, number of years worn, age at which the aid was first worn, the gain level used, and…

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Hearing Aids and Further Hearing Loss? Part IV

Potential Deterioration in Hearing Due to Hearing Aid Usage This past series of posts has posed the question as to whether hearing aids, especially those of high power, lead to further loss of hearing.  In other words, does wearing hearing aids cause further hearing loss because of the high levels of amplification sometimes needed to…

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