Otometry – Illustrative Procedure

Illustrative Procedure (A simple scientific substitution method is employed) Introduction When discussing topics that readers are somewhat unfamiliar with, it is helpful to provide a step-by-step description and explanation to assist in understanding the procedure. This is certainly desirable in regards to otometry. However, such a “walk-through” procedure is not found in either of Victoreen’s…

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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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