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Title: Factors influencing the choice of prescribed hearing aid
Authors: Zivic, Ljubica
Zivić, Danijela
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: In our paper we would like to emphasize the complexity of hearing aid prescription process. It is connected to a series of factors which impact the choice of hearing aid; type of hearing loss, degree of hearing loss according to the average hearing threshold expressed within the range from 500 Hz to 4000 Hz on a tonal audiogram, audiometric curve configuration, speech discrimination ability, patients'age at which the hearing impairment occurred, time elapsed between the occurrence of hearing impairment and prescription of a hearing aid, patients'age, physical and mental health and their cognitive function, anatomical characteristics of the auricle and external auditory canal, patient and parent motivation, cosmetic factors, financial abilities, cooperation with hearing aids manufacturers. This paper is important for everyday practice and can be used as a kind of guideline to the hearing aid prescription process.
Type: review
DOI: 10.2298/SARH1210662Z
ISSN: 0370-8179
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84872258378
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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