From Real Ear to Real Hear!

  by Christopher Schweitzer, Ph.D.             Background – From Real Ear to Real Hear! In two prior posts,1,2 the argument was put forth that, despite good intentions, real ear measures (REMs) have important short comings. Essentially, it was proposed that there is a nontrivial disconnect between the quite acceptable precision…

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Evolution of Electroacoustic Measures of Hearing Aids

H. Christopher Schweitzer, Ph.D. Dr. Schweitzer is Director, HEAR4-U International and Technical Consultant for IMH Corporation.   In a previous post, Dr. Schweitzer discussed accuracy and reliability of hearing threshold measurements, describing the inaccuracies and problems that exist with current methods.  That hearing aids are fitted based on poor baseline information has led to the…

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