HA Distribution VII – PSAP, ALD, or Hearing Aid?

PSAP, Assistive Listening Device, or Hearing Aid?  To many people, any differentiation between these terms is confusing. Some contend that if it amplifies and looks like a hearing aid, it is a hearing aid.  If that is the case, what is the difference between a Pocket Talker and a body hearing aid?  They both amplify…

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RIC Hearing Aid Coupler Measurement Correction?

How Should RIC Hearing Aids be Measured? Background When CIC (completely-in-the-canal) instruments became popular, manufacturers of hearing aid measurement equipment provided alternate couplers, and most often with software corrections, to account for the smaller residual volume of that instrument compared with other instruments that did not fit as deeply into the ear canal (traditional hearing…

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