Patients complain of sounds not being loud enough, distortion, and other problems. Because of this, we use the Real-Ear Measurements (REM) when we program your hearing aids.
How Does Real-Ear Measurement Work?
The ear canals of your patients are unique. The shape of the canal, its size, and whether it is symmetrical or not all affect how a hearing aid will fit.
REM is one way to determine how well a hearing aid works in your ear canal. The testing can be done with different sounds and, more importantly, speech signals to ensure that each ear's fitting and programming settings are the most comfortable and right ones.
How does the REM fitting process work?
The Real-ear Measurement process is as follows:
A small tube (probe microphone) is put into your ear canal, and measurements are taken along with your hearing aids. Then, using real-ear measurement software, we adjust and program your hearing aids based on your hearing test results and the size of your ear canal.
The results tell us the expected output based on your hearing test and other factors and how well the device is working while it's in your ear. This can help us make small changes that significantly affect how well you hear. These measurements can help you get a better fit because the shape and size of your ear canal can affect how much sound comes out.
This makes sure that the prescription for your hearing aid is made just for you and your ears.
The benefits of Real-Ear Measurements
Accuracy: A device fitted through Real-ear Measurements will provide a more accurate sound than a hearing aid fit through a one-size-fits-all fitting method because it measures what happens to sound after it has passed through your outer ear canal and eardrum.
Patient satisfaction: Real-ear Measurements allow us to create personalized solutions for each client to get the maximum benefit from their device.
Even though hearing aid technology is always getting better, the right fitting of hearing aids remains a necessary procedure that has a significant impact on how successful you will be with your hearing treatment journey. Real-ear Measurements is the gold standard of hearing aid fittings. To see what all the fuss is about, contact us today to set up an appointment.
We're one of the few hearing aid practices that offer Real Ear Measurements, and it is accepted as a best practice by leading audiologists. Don't settle for anything less than the best! Contact us today to set up a consultation and to learn more.