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The Feasibility of the Speech Intelligibility Index in the Clinical Hearing Care
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH).
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH).
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Hearing-impaired individuals that use hearing aids often experience problemswhen exposed to daily situations in life. The di↵erent environments include forexample classrooms, offices and public areas. For the hearing impaired, the correctadjustments of the hearing aids are of great importance. For these settings to beproper, a measurement called the Speech Intelligibility Index (SII), is questionedto be implemented in the clinical hearing care. To answer this question of issuewhether feasibility lay in the implementation of SII in the clinical hearing carewith the interface of hearing aids, a literature study ordered by the Hearing- &Balance Clinic (H&B) at Karolinska University Hospital situated at RosenlundHospital, was initiated. The focus of the study was primarily held in concern ofSII as a hearing aid validation measurement and later extended to SII as a roomacoustic measurement disregarding the e↵ect of hearing aids. The result of thestudy showed that the use of SII in the clinical hearing care is troubled and furtherthat the implementation as a room acoustic measurement is probable but has tobe additionally investigated.

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TRITA-STH, 2015:52
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Medical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-171204OAI: diva2:842556
Available from: 2015-07-24 Created: 2015-07-21 Last updated: 2015-07-24Bibliographically approved

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