In article <4ij0c8$loh at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, blueonlft at aol.com
>Subject: Re: side effects of hearing aids
>From: blueonlft at aol.com (BlueOnLft)
>Date: 18 Mar 1996 01:38:00 -0500
>>Just a quick correction.... Craig writes...
>>>Yes. One aspect of hearing loss which is often overlooked is that a
>>severely hearing impaired individual does not have a proportionately
>>higher threshold of pain from sound, or what is called in Audiology
>>circles, an Uncomfortable Loudness Level threshold. Specifically, their
>>threshold of pain or U.C.L.(L.) is closer to that of normally hearing
>>people than what you would expect.
>>Err...that describes reduced dynamic range : )
>>>Tim McClosky, M.S., CCC-A (BlueOnLft at AOL.COM)
>College Park Hearing Services
>College Park, MD
I believe, as the scenario that I portrayed, I am correct, as described.
I was not discussing (Absolute Threshold) - (UCL) = Dynamic Range. I was
discussing Hearing Impaireds UCL being of a lower Absolute Value than what
you would expect. Yes, that LEADS to a reduced dynamic range, because of
absolute thresholds. But the isolated concept of UCL's does not
automatically equal reduced dynamic range.
Yes, I am being picky, I know:} CTB.