Tympanic Membrane and Hearing Aid Fitting III

Two previous blogs related to the behind-the-scene interaction of the tympanic membrane  (TM) to the hearing aid fitting process focused on basic anatomy, especially that related to ear canal length (Part I), and to a better visualization of the TM orientation compared to general artistic renderings (Part II). Part III will draw these issues together…

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When RITE may be WRONG and RIC may be RIGHT

Measurements: RIC, RITE, and Thin Tube BTE (RIA) Hearing Aids RIC (receiver-in-the-canal, or what some call RITE: receiver in the ear) hearing aids are major products in a dispenser’s hearing aid sales.  This article will use the term RIC because it is thought to be a more accurate description when properly fitted, and some of…

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