The impact of measurement goals on the design specification for outcome measures.


:No outcome measure has universal validity and applicability. When designing, promulgating or selecting a particular instrument, audiologists should take care to consider and specify the detailed purposes to which the measure will be directed, and the particular populations to which it will be applied. Scales that have been optimized in one arena will have limited (though perhaps still useful) generalizability. The importance dimensions of difference between applications are numerous.


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  • Human Frequency Following Responses to Vocoded Speech: Amplitude Modulation Versus Amplitude Plus Frequency Modulation.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The most commonly employed speech processing strategies in cochlear implants (CIs) only extract and encode amplitude modulation (AM) in a limited number of frequency channels. proposed a novel speech processing strategy that encodes both frequency modulation (FM) and AM to improve CI performance. Using behav...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Suresh CH,Krishnan A,Luo X

    更新日期:2020-03-01 00:00:00

  • Noise History and Auditory Function in Young Adults With and Without Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between noise exposure history, type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM), and suprathreshold measures of auditory function. DESIGN:A cross-sectional study was conducted; 20 normal-hearing participants without type 1 DM were matched on age and sex to 20 normal-h...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Spankovich C,Le Prell CG,Lobarinas E,Hood LJ

    更新日期:2017-11-01 00:00:00

  • Factors Predicting Postoperative Unilateral and Bilateral Speech Recognition in Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients with Acoustic Hearing.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The first objective was to examine factors that could be predictive of postoperative unilateral (cochlear implant alone) speech recognition ability in a group of subjects with greater degrees of preoperative acoustic hearing than has been previously examined. Second, the study aimed to identify factors predi...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Plant K,McDermott H,van Hoesel R,Dawson P,Cowan R

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • Exchange rates for intermittent and fluctuating occupational noise: a systematic review of studies of human permanent threshold shift.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study was to review the literature regarding human noise-induced permanent threshold shift and to determine whether the observed data agreed with the predictions of two different exchange rates (ERs). DESIGN:An initial list of possibly relevant studies included those cited by authors who endo...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Dobie RA,Clark WW

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • The mismatch negativity: a powerful tool for cognitive neuroscience.

    abstract::This article reviews research on the relatively recently discovered event-related potential component, the mismatch negativity (MMN), which is of great potential interest for understanding central auditory function and various forms of its pathology. This change-specific response can serve as an accurate objective mea...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Näätänen R

    更新日期:1995-02-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of presentation level on phoneme and sentence recognition in quiet by cochlear implant listeners.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The objectives of this study were to characterize the effects of presentation level on speech recognition in quiet by cochlear implant users with the Nucleus 22 SPEAK and Clarion v1.2 CIS speech-processing strategies, and to relate speech recognition at low presentation levels to stimulus audibility as measur...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Donaldson GS,Allen SL

    更新日期:2003-10-01 00:00:00

  • Restoring Perceived Loudness for Listeners With Hearing Loss.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Normalizing perceived loudness is an important rationale for gain adjustments in hearing aids. It has been demonstrated that gains required for restoring normal loudness perception for monaural narrowband signals can lead to higher-than-normal loudness in listeners with hearing loss, particularly for binaura...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Oetting D,Hohmann V,Appell JE,Kollmeier B,Ewert SD

    更新日期:2018-07-01 00:00:00

  • Hearing aid patients in private practice and public health (Veterans Affairs) clinics: are they different?

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:In hearing aid research, it is commonplace to combine data across subjects whose hearing aids were provided in different service delivery models. There is reason to question whether these types of patients are always similar enough to justify this practice. To explore this matter, this investigation evaluated...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Cox RM,Alexander GC,Gray GA

    更新日期:2005-12-01 00:00:00

  • The effect of voice cuing on releasing speech from informational masking disappears in older adults.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To investigate whether older adults can use voice information to unmask speech. DESIGN:Under a voice-priming condition, before a target-speech sentence was presented with a noise or speech masker, one or two voice-priming sentences were recited with the same voice reciting the target sentence. Eighteen young...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Huang Y,Xu L,Wu X,Li L

    更新日期:2010-08-01 00:00:00

  • Auditory N1 component to gaps in continuous narrowband noises.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To determine whether (1) the auditory N1 component can be elicited to gaps in continuous narrowband noises, (2) psychophysical and electrophysiological gap thresholds (PGTs and EGTs) are similar to one another, and (3) EGTs are the same for all narrowband noise center frequencies. DESIGN:PGTs and EGTs were ...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Atcherson SR,Gould HJ,Mendel MI,Ethington CA

    更新日期:2009-12-01 00:00:00

  • Coupler output level differences resulting from repeated transducer placement.

    abstract::Coupler output levels were obtained for six repeated placements of a TDH-49 earphone in a P/N 51 cushion on a NBS 9A coupler and a B-71 and B-72 bone vibrator on a mechanical coupler from 250 to 4000 Hz using experienced (N = 9) and untrained subjects (N = 9) who were later trained. The largest minus the smallest coup...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Frank T,Chaffinch JO,Svitko CS

    更新日期:1986-08-01 00:00:00

  • An investigation of the applicability of the inventory, satisfaction with amplification in daily life, at 2 weeks post hearing aid fitting.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To investigate the applicability of the self-report inventory, Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Life (SADL), at 2 wk postfitting. DESIGN:The SADL was completed by two groups of hearing aid users, one fitted 2 wk before completion, the other at least 1 yr before. All SADLs were completed as a paper an...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McLeod B,Upfold L,Broadbent C

    更新日期:2001-08-01 00:00:00

  • The Relation Between Child Versus Parent Report of Chronic Fatigue and Language/Literacy Skills in School-Age Children with Cochlear Implants.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Preliminary evidence suggests that children with hearing loss experience elevated levels of chronic fatigue compared with children with normal hearing. Chronic fatigue is associated with decreased academic performance in many clinical populations. Children with cochlear implants as a group exhibit deficits i...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Werfel KL,Hendricks AE

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • Speech-in-speech listening on the LiSN-S test by older adults with good audiograms depends on cognition and hearing acuity at high frequencies.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The main objective was to investigate age-related differences on the listening in spatialized noise-sentences (LiSN-S) test in adults with normal audiometric thresholds in most of the speech range. A second objective was to examine the contributions of auditory, cognitive, and linguistic abilities to LiSN-S ...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Besser J,Festen JM,Goverts ST,Kramer SE,Pichora-Fuller MK

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • Distortion product otoacoustic emission test performance for a priori criteria and for multifrequency audiometric standards.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:1) To describe distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) test performance when a priori response criteria are applied to a large set of DPOAE data. 2) To describe DPOAE test performance when multifrequency definitions of auditory function are used. 3) To determine DPOAE test performance when a single d...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gorga MP,Neely ST,Dorn PA

    更新日期:1999-08-01 00:00:00

  • The influence of contextual information on the perception of speech by postlingually and prelingually profoundly hearing-impaired Hebrew-speaking adolescents and adults.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To study linguistic context effects on speech perception by prelingually (N = 10) and postlingually (N = 10) hearing-impaired Hebrew-speaking adolescents and adults. DESIGN:Participants were cochlear implant surgery candidates with profound sensorineural hearing loss (95 dB HL+). Four levels of speech percep...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Most T,Adi-Bensaid L

    更新日期:2001-06-01 00:00:00

  • Incidence rates of clinically significant tinnitus: 10-year trend from a cohort study in England.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To investigate the incidence of tinnitus that burdens the health service in England. DESIGN:This was an observational study of 4.7 million residents of England under 85 years of age who were at risk for developing clinically significant tinnitus (sigT). SigT was defined by a discharge from hospital with a pr...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Martinez C,Wallenhorst C,McFerran D,Hall DA

    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of the number of channels and speech-to-noise ratio on rate of connected discourse tracking through a simulated cochlear implant speech processor.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To investigate the effects of number of channels and speech-to-noise ratio on connected discourse tracking (CDT) through simulations of cochlear implant speech processing. Previous studies have used citation-form vowel and consonant materials or simple sentences. CDT rates were expected to be less likely to b...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Faulkner A,Rosen S,Wilkinson L

    更新日期:2001-10-01 00:00:00

  • Human auditory evoked potentials to frequency-modulated tones.

    abstract::Three experiments evaluated steady state and transient auditory evoked potentials (EPs) to tones that were sinusoidally modulated in frequency and to tones that alternated between two frequencies with a linear ramp. The steady state responses to sinusoidal FM were small and difficult to record at both the first and se...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Maiste A,Picton T

    更新日期:1989-06-01 00:00:00

  • Pitfalls in neurotologic diagnosis.

    abstract::Several cases illustrating potential pitfalls in neurotologic diagnosis from the viewpoint of the otologist are presented. The role of auditory brain stem response testing is specifically emphasized in cases with discordant audiologic and radiographic findings. Included are one case of a "false negative" ABR in a pati...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Telian SA,Kileny PR

    更新日期:1988-04-01 00:00:00

  • A systematic review of the nonacoustic benefits of bone-anchored hearing AIDS.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:This study completed an evidence-based practice systematic review of the nonacoustic benefits for adult patients receiving bone-anchored hearing aid(s) (BAHAs) relative to other forms of amplification (i.e., none, bone-conduction hearing aids [BCHAs], or air-conduction hearing aids [ACHAs]). DESIGN:Systemati...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Johnson CE,Danhauer JL,Reith AC,Latiolais LN

    更新日期:2006-12-01 00:00:00

  • Hearing impairment and health-related quality of life: the Blue Mountains Hearing Study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To assess the association between hearing impairment and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in an older population, using the self-administered 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). DESIGN:Participants of the Blue Mountains Hearing Study (BMHS, N = 2956) attended a comprehensive interview and hearin...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chia EM,Wang JJ,Rochtchina E,Cumming RR,Newall P,Mitchell P

    更新日期:2007-04-01 00:00:00

  • A screening procedure for modified simplex in frequency-gain response selection.

    abstract::The preference for hearing aid frequency-gain responses selected using the modified simplex procedure over that prescribed by NAL-R is not universal. A screening protocol used before individualized fitting may help streamline its use and ensure effective use of clinical time. In this protocol, listeners compare the pr...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kuk FK

    更新日期:1994-02-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluation of Speed and Accuracy of Next-Generation Auditory Steady State Response and Auditory Brainstem Response Audiometry in Children With Normal Hearing and Hearing Loss.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The first objective of this study was to compare the predicted audiometric thresholds obtained by auditory steady state response (ASSR) and auditory brainstem response (ABR) in infants and toddlers when both techniques use optimal stimuli and detection algorithms. This information will aid in determining the...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Sininger YS,Hunter LL,Hayes D,Roush PA,Uhler KM

    更新日期:2018-11-01 00:00:00

  • Children's recognition of spectrally degraded cartoon voices.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Although the spectrally degraded input provided by cochlear implants (CIs) is sufficient for speech perception in quiet, it poses problems for talker identification. The present study examined the ability of normally hearing (NH) children and child CI users to recognize cartoon voices while listening to spec...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: van Heugten M,Volkova A,Trehub SE,Schellenberg EG

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of formant bandwidth on the identification of synthetic vowels by cochlear implant recipients.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The main objective was to investigate whether the broadening and narrowing of formant bandwidths had a significant effect on the identification of vowels often confused by Nucleus cochlear implant recipients using the Spectral Peak (SPEAK) speech coding strategy. Specifically, identification performance for s...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hawks JW,Fourakis MS,Skinner MW,Holden TA,Holden LK

    更新日期:1997-12-01 00:00:00

  • Relevance of Artifact Removal and Number of Stimuli for Video Head Impulse Test Examination.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the effect of artifacts on the impulse and response recordings with the video head impulse test (VHIT) and determine how many stimuli are necessary for obtaining acceptably efficient measurements. METHODS:One hundred fifty patients were examined using VHIT and their registries searched for artifa...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Trinidad-Ruiz G,Rey-Martinez J,Matiño-Soler E,Batuecas-Caletrio A,Martin-Sanz E,Perez-Fernandez N

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • The effect of reference microphone placement on sound pressure levels at an ear level hearing aid microphone.

    abstract::The present study was designed to investigate the effects of reference microphone location on probe tube microphone measures of hearing aid response. The reference microphone of a clinical probe tube microphone system was located either at a position on the cheek (position A) or in close proximity to the microphone of...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Feigin JA,Barlow NL,Stelmachowicz PG

    更新日期:1990-10-01 00:00:00

  • The effect of differential listening experience on the development of expressive and receptive language in children with bilateral cochlear implants.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Growing evidence suggests that children who are deaf and use cochlear implants (CIs) can communicate effectively using spoken language. Research has reported that age of implantation and length of experience with the CI play an important role in a predicting a child's linguistic development. In recent years,...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hess C,Zettler-Greeley C,Godar SP,Ellis-Weismer S,Litovsky RY

    更新日期:2014-07-01 00:00:00

  • Highly variable population-based prevalence rates of unilateral hearing loss after the application of common case definitions.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study shows how population-based estimates of the prevalence of unilateral hearing loss (UHL) in children aged 6 to 19 yrs can differ considerably with various applications of commonly accepted case definitions. It also examines demographic variables and risk factors related to UHL. DESIGN:The Third Na...

    journal_title:Ear and hearing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ross DS,Visser SN,Holstrum WJ,Qin T,Kenneson A

    更新日期:2010-02-01 00:00:00