Convery, E., Keidser, G., Seeto, M. and McLelland, M., 2017. Evaluation of the self-fitting process with a commercially available hearing aid. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology , 28 (2), pp.109-118.
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Results: Fifty-five percent of participants were able to successfully perform the self-fitting
procedure. Although the same success rate was observed for both experienced and new
participants, the majority of the errors relating to the hearing test and the fine-tuning tasks
were made by the experienced participants, while all of the errors associated with physically
customizing the hearing aids and most of the insertion errors were made by the new
participants. Although the majority of partners became involved in the self-fitting task, their
contributions did not significantly influence the outcome. Further, no characteristic or
combination of characteristics reliably predicted which participants would be successful at
the self-fitting task.