Hearing Aid and Audiology Future – Data vs Opinion

Michael J. Metz, Ph.D. Dr. Metz has been a practicing audiologist for over 45 years, having taught in several university settings and, in partnership with Dr. Bob Sandlin, providing continuing education for audiology and dispensing in California for over two decades. Mike owned and operated a private practice in Southern California for over 30 years.…

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Otometry – Lest We Forget

The Origin of Scientific Prescriptive Fitting In the late 1950s, while audiologists were recommending hearing aids to be sold by and fitted by hearing aid “dealers,” a fitting approach was introduced that was based on science rather than on historical practice, supposition, and trial and error. It was called otometry. Otometry, the “prescription of hearing…

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