What is it about?

This study aimed to determine if the pilot caps we distribute to children really do not interfere with their hearing aids giving them good access to sound. We also outline the methods used to test these caps that can be transferred to other retention options.

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Why is it important?

Pilot caps are often recommended by pediatric audiologists for retention of hearing aids. However, there was no published data stating that they were actually acoustically transparent and wouldn't interfere with the way the hearing aids worked.


This study answers a simple yet important question. It also provides the methods for testing other retention devices that clinicians may come across for children.

Dr. Ruthie White
Seattle Children's Hospital

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This page is a summary of: Pilot Cap Acoustic Transparency for Pediatric Amplification Devices, American Journal of Audiology, June 2023, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2023_aja-22-00171.
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