THI total score Mean(STDEV)
  N (%) Unaided Aided
Gender      
Male 6(37.5) 43.7(23.5) 18.7(15.8)
Female 10(62.5) 54.0(29.4) 27.2(23.6)
Age      
20-49 6(37.5) 48.7(31.5) 26.7(18.9)
50-59 2(12.5) 88.0(17.0) 57.0(32.5)
60-69 5(31.25) 44.8(18.3) 14.8(8.8)
70-79 3(18.75) 36.7(20.1) 19.3(13.0)
Poorer Ear Configuration      
Normal/mild sloping to mod. 4(25.0) 61.5(11.5) 20.0(11.5)
Flat mod./mod.-severe 9(56.25) 45.1(33.9) 28.0(26.0)
Sloping mod. to severe 3(18.75) 50.0(17.4) 24.7(9.5)
Tinnitus Description      
Ringing 5(31.25) 52.4(13.8) 17.6(8.3)
Roaring 3(18.75) 86.0(24.2) 59.3(20.0)
Complex/combined types 7(43.75) 37.4(22.7) 18.9(11.1)
Pulsatile 1(6.25) 20.0(--) 18.9(--)
Etiology of Hearing Loss      
Sudden/idiopathic 11(68.75) 51.0(26.1) 22.1(15.5)
Cardiovascular 3(18.75) 37.3(19.2) 22.7(16.2)
Noise Trauma 1(6.25) 30.0(--) 14.0(--)
Meniere’s 1(6.25) 100.0(--) 80.0(--)
Outcome with aid      
Continued using 7(43.75) 52.0(26.0) 21.7(18.0)
Discontinued using 9(56.25) 48.7(29.3) 28.2(21.4)
Table 1: Characteristics of Participants who Completed Hearing Aid Trial (n=16).