Industry Research: Clinical Comparison of Premier Hearing Aids
Eric Branda, AuD, PhD; Thomas A. Powers, PhD; Jennifer Weber, AUD
Premier hearing aid products from three leading manufacturers were placed in head-to-head competition to assess key benefits for the wearer. For the speech recognition measures, the Signia product was significantly superior, and this was true for three different background noise conditions. Subjective judgements for different attributes of the listening experience were equal for the three products, suggesting that superior speech understanding can be achieved without causing negative effects regarding the acoustic environment.