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Unilateral hearing loss: benefit of amplification in sound localization, temporal ordering and resolution

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Maria Fernanda Capoani Garcia Mondelli ; Marina De Marchi dos Santos ; Mariza Ribeiro Feniman
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: CoDAS; v. 32, n. 1, p. -, 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

ABSTRACT Purpose To assess the hearing abilities of temporal ordering, temporal resolution and sound localization before and after the fitting of a hearing aid (HA) in individuals with unilateral hearing loss (UHL). Methods There were evaluated 22 subjects, aged 18 to 60 years, diagnosed with sensorineural or mixed UHL, from mild to severe degrees. The study was divided into two stages: the pre and post-adaptation of HA. In both phases, subjects performed an interview, application of Questionnaire for Disabilities Associated with Impaired Auditory Localization, auditory processing screening protocol (APSP) and Random Gap Detection Test (RGDT). Results This study found no statistically significant difference in sound localization and memory evaluations for verbal sounds in sequence, in RGDT and Questionnaire for Disabilities Associated with Impaired Auditory Localization. Conclusion With the effective use of hearing aids, individuals with UHL showed improvement in the auditory abilities of sound localization, ordering and temporal resolution. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/11432-1 - Unilateral hearing loss: benefit of the amplification in the ordering and temporal resolution and spatial location of the sound source
Grantee:Marina de Marchi dos Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master