Real Ear Measurement
Real ear measurement is one of the most important tools an audiologist can use when working with hearing aid patients. Many people assume that by adjusting hearing aids on the computer, the audiologist can confirm what the hearing aids are doing for them. Unfortunately, the computer is only able to tell the audiologist what the hearing aids are "attempting" to do. What the hearing aids are actually doing depends on the quality of the hearing aid components and the shape of the wearer's ear canal. Therefore, the only way to truly know what the hearing aids are doing is to perform real ear measurement. This procedure is clinically proven to result in improved hearing aid performance, increased patient satisfaction and reduces the number of office visits required for successful hearing aid programming.
What is Real Ear Measurement?
Real ear measurement is a hearing aid verification method which is used to ensure that your hearing aids are doing what they are supposed to do! With this method, small microphones placed in the ear canal, are used to measure the response of the hearing aid in your ear. A unique feature of real ear measurement is the ability to have a family member or close friend talk to you while the microphone measures your ability to hear live voices.
At Adaptive Audiology Solutions, we are proud to have state-of-the-art equipment that enables our audiologist to “see” what you are hearing through your hearing aids on a screen in real-time. The results are displayed on a wall-mounted screen so that you can also see the adjustments and participate in the process. This allows both you and your family members to visualize and understand the differences that hearing aids can make in your hearing ability.
Benefits of Real Ear Measurement
- Focuses on the important and basic function of being able to effectively hear human speech
- Engages both you and your family in the fitting process
- Provides immediate and tangible results
- Clinically proven to increase successful outcomes of fittings
- Increases your confidence and comfort in using your new hearing aids
- Provides more accurate programming of hearing aids
- Reduces number of return visits
Contact your audiologist to find out how real ear measurement can provide you with a more enjoyable hearing aid experience.