The Case for Manual Hearing Aid Volume Controls

Although hearing aids during the past several years have mostly been devoid of a user-adjustable volume control (VC), this feature has been requested by some individuals fitting WDRC (Wide Dynamic Range Compression) hearing aids and by many consumers. As suggested in a previous post, no single volume control setting is ideal for a hearing aid wearer…

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The Disappearing Hearing Aid Volume Control

First Rule of Thumb A patient will prefer the hearing aid that provides amplification at the level they desire. This is axiomatic regardless of any acoustic frequency response modifications that might be available.   This hearing aid user listening level acceptance may or may not be the level that the fitter or programming formula designates.…

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