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Audiology and Speech Research 2017;13(2): 115-122.
Published online: April 30, 2017.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/asr.2017.13.2.115
환경음을 이용한 청능훈련이 난청 노인의 단어 및 문장인지에 미치는 효과
김지희1, 이경원2
1스타키보청기 성남중원센터
2한림국제대학원대학교 청각학과
Effects on Word and Sentence Recognition by Auditory Training Using Environmental Sound for Elderly Hearing Impaired
Jeehee Kim1, Kyoungwon Lee2
1Sungnam Joongwon Starkey Hearing Aid Center, Sungnam, Korea
22Department of Audiology, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence  Kyoungwon Lee ,Tel: +82-2-2051-4951, Fax: +82-2-3453-6618, Email: leekw@hallym.ac.kr
Received: March 11, 2017; Revised: April 13, 2017   Accepted: April 15, 2017.  Published online: April 30, 2017.
The purpose of this study was to determine auditory training effects using environmental sounds for elderly hearing-impaired listeners.
A total of sixteen elderly hearing-impaired listeners with sensorineural hearing loss participated. They all had worn hearing aid for more than two months. A half of the participants (n = 8) was designated as auditory training group and the rest was not trained (i.e., non-auditory training group, n = 8). Word recognition score, sentence recognition score, and abbreviated profiles of hearing aid benefit (APHAB) scores were evaluated at both pre- and post-auditory trainings and compared them. The auditory training consisted of 16 sessions (2 times per a week for eight weeks) was conducted using 45 environmental sounds.
The study resulted that WRS and SRS were increased in quiet and noisy situations and APHAB scores were decreased in all categories for the training group.
We confirmed that environmental sounds could be useful for the auditory training tool along with words and sentences.
Key Words: Auditory training, Environmental sound, Hearing impaired, Hearing aids, Sensorineural hearing loss.
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