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Research QuickTakes Volume 3: Optimizing the Hearing Aid Fitting Process

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1.  The Hearing Tracker survey revealed that for the domain “Device Use” the largest cluster (problem area) was for which of the following?
  1. Smartphone app use
  2. Smartphone streaming
  3. Speech in noise listening
  4. Music listening
2.  What is the leading reason for when a real-world cluster analysis component was employed, nearly all participants preferred the premium products, as discussed in the Western University study of basic vs. premium hearing aids?
  1. Comfort of fit
  2. Directional microphone technology
  3. Smartphone application-based user-controlled settings
  4. Digital noise reduction
3.  What is considered a severe handicap score on the screening version of the HHIE?
  1. 8
  2. 15
  3. 20
  4. 32
4.  What would you want the MPO of the hearing aid to be in relation to the patient’s frequency-specific LDL?
  1. About 10 dB above this value
  2. Just a little below this value
  3. 8-10 dB below this value
  4. About 15 dB below this value
5.  What is the recommended order of presenting different input levels when speech mapping?
  1. 55 dB, 65 dB, 75 dB
  2. 55 dB, 75 dB, 65 dB
  3. 65 dB, 55 dB, 75 dB
  4. 65 dB, 75 dB, 55 dB

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