In a peer-reviewed study conducted at the University of Auckland, it revealed a speech intelligibility advantage for AutoSense OS over manual program selection.
Titled “The performance of an automatic acoustic-based program classifier compared to hearing aid users’ manual selection of listening programs,” participants were fit with Phonak Virto V90 ITE aids. Preferences for different listening programs were compared across four different sound scenarios: speech in quiet, noise, loud noise and a car.
Following a four-week trial, preferences were reassessed, and the users preferred program was compared to the automatic classifier for sound quality and hearing in noise using a 12 loudspeaker array.
For the results and complete study, click here.