EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
Fitting Hearing Aids Using Clinical Prefitting Speech Measures: An Evidence-Based Review
Killion, M. C., & Gudmundsen, G. I.
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 16(7), 439-447.
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a review of meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, and nonrandomized intervention studies addressing the effect of hearing aid prefitting speech measures.
Is there evidence of a good correlation between unaided prefitting speech measures and aided satisfaction on self-report measures?
Population: Not stated
Intervention/Assessment: Speech measures not further defined
Number of Studies Included: 5
Years Included: Not stated
Keywords: Hearing Aids
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Added to Compendium: January 2012