Satisfaction with hearing aid use was surveyed in 78 subjects who had been evaluated for hearing aid use by formal speech audiometric measures (synthetic sentence identification). At −10 dB message-to-competition ratio, synthetic sentence identification performance was an average 30% better in satisfied than in dissatisfied users.
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Received August 10, 1981; accepted December 21, 1982.
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