Hearing Aid Monitoring Are Looking and Listening Enough? Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1983
Hearing Aid Monitoring
 
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  • Paula L. Potts was formerly Staff Audiologist and Jacalyn Greenwood is a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired and present Staff Audiologist with the Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children, 103 Tuleta Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212. Requests for reprints should be sent to Jacalyn Greenwood at the Sunshine Cottage.
    Paula L. Potts was formerly Staff Audiologist and Jacalyn Greenwood is a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired and present Staff Audiologist with the Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children, 103 Tuleta Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212. Requests for reprints should be sent to Jacalyn Greenwood at the Sunshine Cottage.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1983
Hearing Aid Monitoring
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1983, Vol. 14, 157-163. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1403.157
History: Received September 4, 1981 , Accepted January 19, 1982
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1983, Vol. 14, 157-163. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1403.157
History: Received September 4, 1981; Accepted January 19, 1982

The effectiveness of a daily hearing aid monitoring program was evaluated. Routine monitoring was followed by a detailed visual-auditory inspection and by electroacoustic analysis. Results suggested that improvements could be made in the existing program to improve the effectiveness of monitoring procedures. Thus, several changes were made in the inspection program, including the addition of periodic electroacoustic analysis of all hearing aids. One year later, a duplicate study revealed a significant decrease in the incidence of hearing aid malfunction.

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