Otometry, Basic Concepts

Basic Principles for Hearing Aid Prosthetic Purposes Otometric principles, for hearing aid prosthetic purposes, deal primarily with the physics and acoustics of the hearing mechanism, requirements to identify otometry as a scientific approach to hearing aid selection. Last week’s post reviewed the differences between audiometry and otometry, setting the stage for this week’s further differentiation. 1. Prosthetic…

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Otometry – Lest We Forget

The Origin of Scientific Prescriptive Fitting In the late 1950s, while audiologists were recommending hearing aids to be sold by and fitted by hearing aid “dealers,” a fitting approach was introduced that was based on science rather than on historical practice, supposition, and trial and error. It was called otometry. Otometry, the “prescription of hearing…

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