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Using Amplification to Address Functional Hearing Loss and Auditory Processing Disorders

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1.  A tool that can be used to assess functional hearing issues in adults is:
  1. The Adult Auditory Processing Scale (AAP)
  2. The Hearing Handicapped Inventory for Adults (HHIA)
  3. Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing Scale (SSQ)
  4. All of the above
2.  According to Erber’s Hierarchy, pure tone audiometry addresses:
  1. Discrimination
  2. Comprehension
  3. Detection
  4. Identification
3.  Hearing aid fitting considerations in functional hearing loss include:
  1. Obtaining medical clearance
  2. Use of verification
  3. Use of validation
  4. All of the above
4.  Use of hearing aids in the treatment of functional hearing loss can:
  1. Enhance soft components of speech
  2. Improve listening comfort, reduce fatigue, and reduce auditory distractions
  3. Enhance SNR
  4. All of the above
5.  Fitting hearing aids in this population should include:
  1. Verifying 5-15 dB of measured gain for soft and conversational speech
  2. Maximizing gain for “loud” sounds
  3. Exceeding LDLs
  4. Use of advanced technology only

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