Audiology Refresher 3
Presented in February, 2004
Evaluation of hearing aids
Tests of hearing for speech
- Ling sounds
- McCormick toy test
- Word lists
- Listening inventories for education (LIFE-UK)
- Listening situations questionnaire (LSQ)
- Parents' (Teachers') Evaluation of Aural/oral performance of children (PEACH/TEACH)
- Children's home inventory of listening difficulties (CHILD)
- Meaningful auditory integration scale (MAIS and IT-MAIS)
- 1998 Dave Canning version (Hear 2 Learn).
- Completed by child (with ToD help) aged 7+ years.
- Scores calculated by ToD across 8 listening conditions.
- Analysis of scores is done according to the type of exchanges that take
- Teacher-child exchanges
- Child-child exchanges
- In noise or quiet
- With or without lipreading
- Scored on 5 point scale ranging from 'always easy' to 'always difficult'.
- Summary of scores passed on to health colleagues at hearing aid review appointments.
- Designed by MRC Institute of Hearing Research (Grimshaw 1998)
- Involves 10 listening situations which research showed to be the most important for hearing impaired child.
- Administered by ToD, completed by parents of children aged 7+ years.
- Identifies how important a listening situation is, how often it occurs and how much difficulty an individual has with hearing in this situation.
- Scored on 4 point scale from 'very important' to 'not at all important'; 'very often' to 'hardly ever'; 'a great deal' to 'none at all' depending on situation.
- Overall scores over 100 need further investigation re hearing aid provision.
- Difficulty scores of over 22 need consideration of listening situations in which child experiences difficulties and examination of hearing aid provision.
- Designed to collect parents' and teachers' observations on hearing aid acceptance and whether the child is optimising their aided hearing, as reflected in their aural functioning in real life.
- PEACH recommended for children under 7 years of age.
- ToD records parents' responses on a 5 point scale ranging from 'never' to 'always'.
- Four different areas of hearing aid provision are examined
- USE of hearing aids (problems or discomfort)
- Listening to speech in QUIET
- Listening to speech in NOISE
- Recognition/alertness to ENVIRONMENTAL sounds.
- Identifies how easy it is for a child to hear and understand in 15 different situations within the home environment.
- Completed by parent and/or child (ages 7+ years)
- Parent and child ratings can be compared.
- Scored on 8 point scale from 'great' to 'huh?'
Bone conduction VRA
In the Field VRA