Hearing Test Without An Audiogram

by Wayne M. Garrison* and Joseph H. Bochner** Editor Note:  With legalized OTC (over-the-counter) hearing aids sales expected as a hearing-impaired consumer option, a previous post asked if it was possible to predict hearing level without an audiogram?  This question was raised because essentially every argument against OTC hearing aid sales states that an audiogram…

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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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