There could be reduced performance under stress, poor clubhouse chemistry, or off-field distractions that play into the overall evaluation.So, as Yogi said, “you can observe a lot by watching.” As we select the best amplification products and features for specific patients, we too can learn a lot by watching.What we want to “observe by watching,” however, is the real-world effectiveness My favorite research designs are the ones that have both a laboratory and a real-world component.
This efficacy study showed that at an SNR of -6 d B, group speech recognition was 24% better for the directional hearing aid (Lentz, 1972).Although this example is from over 40 years ago, it’s not all that different than the supporting research we often see today.Spa Elysium has been featured in, the Philly Style Magazine, The Chestnut Hill Local and the Philadelphia Inquirer.TV appearances have included The Wedding Story, A Makeover Story and The Dating Story (all of which were televised on TLC).This term comes from the acronym SABR, which stands for the Society for American Baseball Research.
But high sabermetric performance doesn’t always equate to the player you want on your team.
If we look at the individual data for Wu’s participants, we see that the substantial drop-off for real-world benefit begins at age 60. Most of us do not think of 60-year-olds as having significant social or cognitive changes. And if so, should this finding then alter our counseling to the large majority of our patients fitted with directional technology, who are over the age of 60? Many studies evaluating directional technology and noise reduction use an SNR test such as the HINT.
With this type of measure, if the sample size is at least 15-20 participants, it’s common that differences of 1.5-2.0 d B are statistically significant. If a new DNR system results in a 2 d B SNR improvement, will this be perceptually noticeable for your patients? Recent research from Mc Shefferty and colleagues (2015) reported that a just-noticeable-difference for a speech-to-noise ratio is about 3 d B.
In a way, it's like "With so many Yogi-isms to use, I invited some colleagues to contribute. Not only are they all experts, with a fondness for baseball, but they also all are editors (or previous editors) of audiology journals.
Here is this month's All-Star 20Q lineup: Each contributor has selected a Yogi-ism to illustrate and discuss a particular area of hearing aid selection and fitting.
Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra died last September at the age of 90.