Use of a Mild Gain Amplifier With Preschoolers With Language Delay The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1991) has urged collaborative research among speech-language pathologists and audiologists in order to investigate the efficacy of using assistive listening devices on persons with normal peripheral hearing sensitivity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate some of the effects of a mild gain hard-wired assistive ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1993
Use of a Mild Gain Amplifier With Preschoolers With Language Delay
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Carol Flexer
    University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Hallie Savage
    Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Contact author: Carol Flexer, PhD, School of Communicative Disorders, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3001.
    Contact author: Carol Flexer, PhD, School of Communicative Disorders, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3001.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1993
Use of a Mild Gain Amplifier With Preschoolers With Language Delay
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1993, Vol. 24, 151-155. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2403.151
History: Received January 6, 1992 , Accepted November 23, 1992
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1993, Vol. 24, 151-155. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2403.151
History: Received January 6, 1992; Accepted November 23, 1992

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1991) has urged collaborative research among speech-language pathologists and audiologists in order to investigate the efficacy of using assistive listening devices on persons with normal peripheral hearing sensitivity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate some of the effects of a mild gain hard-wired assistive listening device on the test-taking performances of 11 preschoolers who were language delayed. The children had histories of otitis media with effusion in the first year of life but had normal hearing sensitivity during each experimental condition. Results revealed a significant reduction in test-taking time in the amplified condition.

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