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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Ear Impression Terms – Part 2

Terminology associated with ear impression material is sometimes confusing to those who take ear impressions on a routine basis.  This post continues the discussion on ear impression terms from a previous post. Compression Set   This is the amount of permanent deformation resulting when a material is compressed to a specific deformation for a specified…

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