This text course provides an overview of the research and clinical applications of the Acceptable Noise Level (ANL) test in an engaging Q & A format. This is the second text in a 2-part series on this topic. The first text (AudiologyOnline Article #14403) can be accessed at www.audiologyonline.com/20q
Course created on July 8, 2015
- After this course learners will be able to describe factors that impact Acceptable Noise Level (ANL) values, and factors that do not have an impact.
- After this course learners will be able to explain the relationship between ANL values and hearing aid acceptance, benefit and satisfaction.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss how hearing aid fitting and follow up may be managed to account for an individual's ANL.
Patrick N. Plyler
Patrick Plyler graduated from The University of Tennessee with his Doctor of Philosophy in 1998. He then moved to Louisiana State University, where he was an Assistant Professor for 5 years. In 2004, Dr. Plyler returned to The University of Tennessee as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Plyler’s research interests are in the areas of diagnostic audiology, efficacy of advanced features in modern hearing instruments, and speech perception in quiet and in noise. Dr. Plyler has received external support for several research projects, most of which have investigated various features in digital hearing instruments. Dr. Plyler has published articles in the following journals: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Journal of Educational Audiology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and Journal of Speech-Language Hearing Research. In addition, Dr. Plyler serves as an editorial consultant for the American Journal of Audiology, the Journal of Educational Audiology, Trends in Amplification, and the Journal of Speech-Language Hearing Research.
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