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Advances in Otolaryngology
Volume 2015, Article ID 941230, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/941230
Clinical Study

The Benefits of Using RONDO and an In-the-Ear Hearing Aid in Patients Using a Combined Electric-Acoustic System

1School of Surgery, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
2Fiona Stanley Hospital, 102-118 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
3Medical Audiology Services, West Perth, WA, Australia

Received 7 May 2015; Revised 29 June 2015; Accepted 22 July 2015

Academic Editor: Tino Just

Copyright © 2015 Dayse Távora-Vieira and Stuart Miller. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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