Baby 440 - a Receiver-In-The-Ear solution for infants 

Aim

In collaboration with the Hearing Habilitation group at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, ORCA Europe participated in a clinical evaluation of the new hearing aid Baby400 from Widex A/S. The evaluation focused on safety and stability issues. The specific aim of the study was to investigate both parents’ and audiologists’ impressions of a new RITE solution for infants, age 0-3 years, in terms of safety, stability and security.

Main Outcomes

The observations and questionnaires in this study revealed that the impressions of the physical fit of a new RITE solution for infants were very positive. Both parents and audiologists regarded the hearing aid as stable and safe in everyday situations and ratings increased over time. The findings supported the use of this type of hearing aid for this age group.

Publications and Presentations

Caporali, S. A., E. Schmidt, et al. (2013). "Evaluating the Physical Fit of Receiver-in-the-Ear Hearing Aids in Infants." J Am Acad Audiol 24(3): 174-191.

BarNAS (Interdisciplinary Congress in Paediatric Audiology), Örebro (Sweden), 2012.

AAA (Conference of the American Academy of Audiology), Chicago (USA), 2011.

ORCA EUROPE

Maria Bangata 4
SE-118 63 STOCKHOLM
SWEDEN

Tel: +46 8 455 67 60

E-mail: orca@orca-eu.info

LOCATION

We are located at Maria Bangata at Södermalm in Stockholm, a central location with good communications and yet calm and lush surroundings.

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