Hearing Education Training

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes to us from HHTM’s own Editor-In-Chief, Wayne Staab, PhD, discussing an innovative new global eLearning program for the hearing industry. eLearning Program for Hearing Education Training   Hearing education training has come a long way, but not necessarily for those wishing to engage at an entry level.  Degreed programs have been…

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Setting a Real-Ear Target for Hearing in High-Level Background Noise

A few years ago audiologists spent a lot of time arguing about which real-ear target was best. Now, we don’t usually discuss targets any more, as most of us rely on the manufacturer’s software to give us an estimate of the sound produced by the hearing aid. (We recognize that this is a mistake, but…

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The Reality of Real Ear

Best practices and ethical guidelines in audiology support the use of real ear probe measurements.{{1}}[[1]]Much of this post was contributed by my colleague Jennifer T. Lamfers, AuD[[1]]  But, how many practitioners use it in their practices?  Some conduct real ear measures on every patient, using the measures to adjust hearing aids to reach target gain…

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