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Why hearing aid validation is important
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on July 09, 2020
There are many ways to configure a set of hearing aids for a person’s hearing loss: from pre-programming before the person even arrives at the clinic using computer software predictions, to asking the person about sounds and balance and making adjustments with the aids in the person’s ears. However, as helpful as those things are, they do not tell us how the aids actually perform in a particular person’s ears. For example, someone with a very straight and short ear canal will hear sounds differently than someone with a sharp bend in a long canal. The best way to determine hearing aid functionality is by placing the aids in a person’s ears and measuring how sound reaches the eardrum. This is known as Real Ear Measurement (which we shorten to “REM”, not to be confused with the sleep kind of REM). We perform REM as part of your hearing aid service package, so you can be assured your hearing aids are set optimally for you. Contact us today to book your appointment!