Degree Granting Department
Harvey B. Abrams, Chair
DSI, Handicap, Disability
The self-perceived hearing aid benefit of 38 participants was examined. Of the 38 subjects, 8 were found to have an auditory processing disorder as measured by the Dichotic Sentence Identification (DSI). When compared to the non-APD subjects, there were essentially no significant differences on the APHAB or COSI outcome measures. However, two of the 5 scales of the CHPI did show significant differences. In conclusion, these results do not support the notion of APD having a negative effect on hearing aid benefit. No finding in this study was robust and although there were several trends supporting that APD may impede an individual from receiving their full potential of benefit, this finding is not necessarily so.
Scholar Commons Citation
Bleiweiss, Michelle L., "The Relationship Between Self-Perceived Benefit as Measured by the APHAB, COSI and CPHI and the Presence of APD in an Elderly Population" (2001). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.