real ear measurement

Real-Ear Measurements Are a Must for Patient and Professional Satisfaction

By Terry Ross For the past decade of my 35 years (and counting) in the hearing care industry, I have been focused on the value, application, and necessity of real-ear verification of hearing aid fittings. It has become my primary interest and my primary challenge. My journey has been an interesting combination of surprise, dismay,…

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Fitting methods: “Islands in the setting sun”?

By Ted Venema In the beginning was Functional Gain. Real-Ear measures did not exist. All hearing aids were Linear. Sam Lybarger, whose inventions revolutionized hearing care in the 20th century, stood a Texas yard from the listener who wore the hearing aid, spoke in a normal conversational voice, and asked what sounded comfortably loud. He…

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