Degree Granting Department
Jennifer J. Lister, Ph. D., Co-chair
Harvey B. Abrams, Ph.D., Co-chair
Jean Krause, Ph.D.
telephone communication, hearing aid(s), fitting protocol, hearing aid satisfaction
The TEL-PHONE Telecoil Simulator Program was invented as a solution to the problem of customizing programmable telecoils (T-coils) in a standardized and convenient manner. The objective of this project was to evaluate the suitability of the device for clinical use. A preliminary review of the TEL-PHONE protocol revealed that the protocol was in need of refinement. Following a preliminary examination of the TEL-PHONE device, a detailed evaluation of acoustic and electromagnetic output was conducted. The output was analyzed using information gleaned from Electronic Industries Association Recommended Standard RS-504 (EIA RS-504) Magnetic Field Intensity Criteria for Telephone Compatibility with Hearing Aids and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) S3.22-1996 Specification of Hearing Aid Characteristics. This analysis indicated that the controls on the device were not reliable and the output did not approximate that of a standard telephone.
Scholar Commons Citation
Coudurier, Julie Ann, "Analysis of the TEL-PHONE Telecoil Simulator Program" (2004). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.