From Real Ear to Real Hear!

  by Christopher Schweitzer, Ph.D.             Background – From Real Ear to Real Hear! In two prior posts,1,2 the argument was put forth that, despite good intentions, real ear measures (REMs) have important short comings. Essentially, it was proposed that there is a nontrivial disconnect between the quite acceptable precision…

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The Disappearing Hearing Aid Volume Control

First Rule of Thumb A patient will prefer the hearing aid that provides amplification at the level they desire. This is axiomatic regardless of any acoustic frequency response modifications that might be available.   This hearing aid user listening level acceptance may or may not be the level that the fitter or programming formula designates.…

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