From Real Ear to Real Hear!

  by Christopher Schweitzer, Ph.D.             Background – From Real Ear to Real Hear! In two prior posts,1,2 the argument was put forth that, despite good intentions, real ear measures (REMs) have important short comings. Essentially, it was proposed that there is a nontrivial disconnect between the quite acceptable precision…

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Hearing Testing History: Western Electric 2-A Audiometer

Western Electric 2-A Audiometer Most hearing care professionals have heard or read that one of the early audiometers for the measurement of hearing sensitivity was the Western Electric 2-A audiometer.  Few have any idea what it looked like or what it did.  This post is pleased to bring to readers some of the best detailed…

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