The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between behavioral speech-in-noise listening tasks and self-reported speech-in-noise outcomes of hearing aid user adult listeners.
To measure the self-reported outcomes of hearing, the Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults [HHI-A], Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing Scale (SSQ) and Amsterdam Inventory for Auditory Disability and Handicap were employed. To screen the cognitive abilities, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) tool was used. Turkish matrix sentence test (TMST) was used for speech-in-noise test. Eighteen adult hearing aid users (mean age of 36.6 years) were participated.
Results showed that some self-reported listening-in-noise outcomes are correlated with lab-based measurements of speech-in-noise test scores but not with the aided speech intelligibility thresholds. Given the present limitations of relying solely on self-report measures, it is important to complement them with objective measures to ensure a comprehensive evaluation.
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Ertürk, P., Aslan, F. & Türkyılmaz, M.D. Listening to speech-in-noise with hearing aids: Do the self-reported outcomes reflect the behavioral speech perception task performance?. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-023-08193-5