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Analyzing Sound Quality of Advanced Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

  • Author / Creator
    Wetter, Tyler W.
  • In this study we explored whether differences in sound quality existed between new advanced Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA). Three groups of subjects were tested. Two groups, those with normal hearing and those with sufficient residual cochlear hearing, were tested with Oticon’s Ponto Pro to Cochlear’s BP100. The third group had either mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness and they compared the more powerful devices (Oticon’s Ponto Pro Power and Cochlear’s BP110). Some differences emerged within the normal hearing listeners and the power user’s. However, no significant differences in sound quality were revealed in the non-power users of the Ponto Pro and BP100. These limited results most likely reflect a lack of power in the data due to the limited number of subjects per group. Continued data collection is warranted.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3ZX30
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Specialization
    • Speech Language Pathology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Hodgetts, William (Speech Pathology and Audiology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Zhang, Ming (Speech Pathology and Audiology)
    • Parsa, Vijay (Engineering)