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Eric Smith erc at cinenet.net
Sun Jun 11 09:25:29 EST 1995

In article <3rcaqe$3u at utdallas.edu>,  <dybala at utdallas.edu> wrote:
>The consensus of some of the audiologists around here is that
>the computer does a pretty good job of estimating the patients
>loudness growth curve from the audiogram so the audiogram only program
>will be used  
>first and then if the patient has problems with the program the aids 
>will be reprogrammed at the 30 day followup
>using the LGOB test.  It is, (audiogram only) as with any 
>estimating device, capable of estimating curves for most users, so for
>all of the patients who fall outside of the two standard deviations from
>the average use the LGOB.
>Hope this helps.

I have a related question about the Resounds.  What range of hearing
losses do they fit well?  Especially, what is the worst hearing loss
that can be corrected by a Resound well enough for the person to use
the telephone?  If a deafened person, with good speech and past
understanding of speech, can't discriminate speech at all now with a
normal hearing aid, can a Resound work well enough for that person to
let them discriminate speech well?

At what point would you recommend they get a cochlear implant instead
of a Resound?  That is, what would the typical audiogram look like at
the borderline between choosing one of those two solutions?

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