Open Earmold Hearing Aid Fittings – A Brief History

Open Earmold Hearing Aid Fittings Open earmold fittings (essentially, ear pieces having a single large vent, multiple vents, or tubing alone), are commonly used today to achieve a successful fit for the hearing-impaired population having high-frequency hearing loss (Figure 1).   How and When Did Open Earmold Fittings Come About? It is unlikely that the…

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Audiology History With Hearing Aid Manufacturers

Featuring Robert Briskey, M.A., following this Introduction.  Introduction I was told recently that one of the major hearing aid manufacturers had over 300 audiologists working for them. How many audiologists are currently working throughout the industry for manufacturers would only be an estimate – and most likely not very accurate. Regardless, such a position for…

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