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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User-Adjustable Hearing Aid Volume Control

The last two posts have provided information about the reasons for the disappearing volume control on hearing aids, and on research studies that have investigated consumer desires for such a control. It appears that close to 35% of those who wear hearing aids wish they had some kind of user-adjustable hearing aid volume control. Comments…

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