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Audiology 2014;10(1): 65-75.
Published online: April 30, 2014.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2014.10.1.65
보청기 착용자를 대상으로 문장을 이용한 소음 하 청능훈련의 효과에 관한 연구
여성희1,2, 방정화1, 이재희1
1한림국제대학원대학교 청각학과
2인천 에바다 보청기 센터
Efficacy of Auditory Training using Sentences in Noise for Hearing Aid Users
Sunghee Yeo1,2, Junghwa Bahng1, Jae Hee Lee1
1Department of Audiology, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Seoul, Korea
2Ebada Hearing Center, Incheon, Korea
Correspondence  Junghwa Bahng ,Tel: (070) 8680-6933, Fax: (02) 3451-6618, Email: bahng.jh@gmail.com
Received: March 13, 2014; Revised: March 31, 2014   Accepted: April 5, 2014.  Published online: April 30, 2014.
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the effect of auditory training using sentences under noisy circumstance in experienced hearing aids users. A total of 20 adult hearing aids users was participated. All participants had hearing aid experience for 1 ~ 3 years. They were divided into two groups: training group (mean age = 28.6) and non-training group (mean age = 30.2). Two 40-min sessions per a week proceeded for 6 weeks using K-SPIN sentences in noise at 0, 3, 6 dB SNR conditions. Satisfaction questionnaires (APHAB and COSI) were addressed at pre- and post auditory training. After completion of all training sessions, untrained materials, one syllable words at 0 dB SNR condition and sentences at 0, 3, 6 dB SNR conditions were assessed. Also, after auditory training in 1 month, sentences in noise test was reassessed for retention in auditory training group (ATG) only. Results showed there was significant improvement in word recognition and sentences understanding in noise environment in ATG. In ATG, their performance of sentence understanding in noise was maintained in 1 week. Also, results of satisfaction questionnaires showed that satisfaction rates of speech understanding and their own devices were significantly improved after auditory training. Taken together, auditory training using sentences in noise was effective to experienced hearing aid users. In the future, more follow-up studies should be continued for development of systematical auditory training program.
Key Words: Auditory training program, Hearing aid users, Sentences in noise
중심단어: 청능훈련, 보청기 사용자, 소음 하 문장이해
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