Further details of HearCom proposals on optimal procedures for the Netherlands

Further details of proposed methods for questionnaires and tests:

  • Dutch version of the Glasgow Hearing Aid Benefit Profile (GHABP).
    • The GHABP is a self-report questionnaire for assessing aspects of auditory disability, auditory handicap, and hearing-aid benefit. The questions cover scales of initial disability, handicap, hearing aid use, hearing aid benefit, satisfaction, and residual disability.
    • Gatehouse, S (1999) "Glasgow Hearing Aid Benefit Profile: Derivation and validation of a client-centered outcome measure for hearing-aid services", J Am Acad Aud, Vol 10, 80-103.
  • Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing Scale (SSQ)
    • The SSQ is a questionnaire that was developed to measure influences of cochlear function on auditory disability and handicap. It is designed to be administered by interview instead of by self-completion.
    • Gatehouse S, Noble W (2004) "The Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing Scale (SSQ)." Int J Aud, Vol 43, 85-99.
  • Speech materials from Bosman and Smoorenburg
    • Bosman and Smoorenburg (1995) developed Dutch speech materials obtained from a female speaker. The materials consist of words of the consonant-vowel-consonant type (CVC syllables, both sense and nonsense words). The masking noise consists of stationary noise with the same long-term average spectrum as the speaker.
    • Bosman AJ, Smoorenburg GF. (1995) “Intelligibility of Dutch CVC syllables and sentences for listeners with normal hearing and with three types of hearing impairment.”, Audiology, 34(5), 260-284.
  • Speech materials from Plomp and Mimpen
    • Plomp and Mimpen (1979) developed Dutch speech materials for measuring the speech reception threshold (SRT) for sentences in quiet or noise. The materials consist of 10 lists uttered by a female speaker and include a stationary masking noise with the same long-term average spectrum as the speaker.
    • Plomp, R, Mimpen, AM (1979) “Improving the reliability of testing the speech reception threshold for sentences.” Audiology, 18:43-52.
  • Speech materials from Versfeld et al.
    • Versfeld et al. developed a large set of Dutch speech materials (both male and female speaker, each comprising 39 lists) for measuring the speech reception threshold (SRT) for sentences in quiet or noise. The masking noise consists of stationary noise with the same long-term average spectrum as the speakers.
    • Additionally, fluctuating noise is available. This noise has the same long-term average spectrum as the speakers, and is modulated with a speech envelope in two independent frequency channels. The noise is constructed using the same procedure as Festen and Plomp (1990).
    • Versfeld, NJ, Daalder L, Festen JM, Houtgast T (2000) “Method for the selection of sentence materials for efficient measurement of the speech reception threshold.” J Acous Soc Am, 107, 1671-1684.
    • Festen, JM, Plomp, R (1990) “Effects of fluctuating noise and interfering speech on the speech-reception threshold for impaired and normal hearing.” J Acous Soc Am, 88, 1725-1736.
  • ACALOS-procedure
    • The Adaptive CAtegorical LOudness Scaling (ACALOS) is an adaptive procedure for loudness scaling. The procedure adjusts the presentation levels to the subject's individual auditory dynamic range without employing any pre-measurement and presents levels in randomized order.
    • Brand T, Hohmann V (2002) “An adaptive procedure for categorical loudness scaling.” J Acoust Soc Am, 112,1597-1604.
  • International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA)
    • The International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA) is a seven-item survey for evaluation of hearing aid fitting outcomes.
    • Cox, R.M., Stephens, D., and Kramer, S.E. (2002) “Translations of the International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA).” International Journal of Aud, 41(1), 3-26.
    • Kramer, S.E. Goverts, S.T., Dreschler, W.A., Boymans, M. and Festen, J.M. (2002 )“International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA): results from the Netherlands.” Int J Aud, 41(1), 36-41.
  • Amsterdam Inventory of Auditory Disability and Handicap (AIADH)
    • The Amsterdam Inventory of Auditory Disability and Handicap (AIADH) is designed to identify factors in hearing disability affecting individuals in daily life and assess the handicapping effect resulting from the disability.
    • Kramer, SE, Kapteyn, TS, Festen (1998). “The self-reporting handicapping effect of hearing disabilities.” Audiology, 34, 167-199.

 

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