Self-Fitting of Hearing Devices – Part I

Self-fitting of hearing devices is an inherent feature of OTC or DTC (over-the-counter; direct-to-consumer) hearing aids.  What can we expect now that this is becoming an active feature of hearing aid sales? The real issue, as expressed by Bess1, is not how an OTC or DTC hearing aid delivery system benefits hearing aid manufacturers and…

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Hearing Aid Listening Devices

Personnel who dispense hearing aids often listen to them using some kind of listening device to checke if an aid is functioning, how it sounds, to check for different programmed environmental settings, or for any number of other reasons.  A representative sample of commonly-used devices to listen to hearing aids is shown in Figure 1. …

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