What is it about?
The research question: What happens if children use the HearGlue Ear kit when they have normal hearing? Title of study : Speech discrimination and word identification with a consumer-level bone-conduction headset and remote microphone for children with normal hearing. A summary of the study: 20 children aged 4-11y with normal hearing demonstrated improved discrimination of speech in quiet and noise when wearing a headset.
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Why is it important?
This means that children wearing affordable bone conduction headsets could potentially benefit in classroom settings. Children with glue ear who wear the headphones when their glue ear self resolves are not at risk from continued use of the device (for example if children are using the headphones when their hearing has returned to normal , while they wait for a follow up appointment to confirm normal hearing) This may also have future implications for an affordable way of managing children with auditory processing disorders.
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This page is a summary of: Speech discrimination and word identification with a consumer-level bone-conduction headset and remote microphone for children with normal hearing, International Journal of Audiology, April 2022, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2022.2049379.
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