Do Hearing Aids Meet ANSI Standards?

Measuring a hearing aid to ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Standards should be a first step before any programming of the hearing aid is attempted.  While it is assumed that the hearing aids meet ANSI Standards, as measured and sent by the manufacturer, confirmation of the hearing aid’s basic foundation is necessary to ensure that…

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Directional Microphone Hearing Aids – Do They Change?

Situation Directional microphone hearing aids are a preferred embodiment in many of today’s hearing aids, being used advantageously for listening in noise.  When used in this fashion, the directional performance is employed in either a fixed, or more commonly, in an adaptive mode, and normally commands a premium price from the consumer.  Conventional wisdom suggests…

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