Real-Ear Testing Evansville IN
Hearing & Speech Associates, Inc. is dedicated to helping you with your hearing needs. We provide complete diagnostic hearing evaluations, specialized testing and a wide range of hearing instruments to fit your individual hearing loss.
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Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations for Children & Adults, Hearing Aid Batteries-purchase in office or by mail, Accessories for hearing aid maintenance, In house and manufacturer Repairs, Custom Ear molds, noise plugs, swim plugs, and musician ear plugs, Assistive listening devices, Alert devices, Adjustments & Cleaning for many brands of hearing aids, Access to complete range of hearing aid manufacturers with the latest technology, Consultations with school districts, Industrial screenings and evalu
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Advanced Surgical Solutions for Complex Hearing ProblemsWe are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of the most complex hearing problems. Our staff includes Dr. John C. Bizal, who is the only fellowship trained Otologist (ear doctor) residing in the area, and a team of doctors who are certified by the most respected boards in their field. Here are some of the procedures we offer:· Stapedectomy - for people who suffer from otosclerosis, which is the immobilization of the stapes bone -
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Hearing instruments, service and programming are available for most brands. We also have an extensive selection of accessories, batteries, communicative products, custom earmolds and educational resources.*SoundCare Lifetime Service*Hearing Evaluations & Consultations*Video Otoscopic Exams*Hearing Instrument Cleaning & Checkups*Hearing Instrument & Earmold Loaner Services*Hearing System Demonstrations*Communicative Product Demonstrations*In-Home Services (please call for coverage areas and rate
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Insist on Real-Ear Testing
Answers to Your Questions about Hearing Loss Issues
Insist on Real-Ear Testing
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
One of the reasons many people are not happy with their new hearing aids is because their hearing aids have not been properly adjusted to fit their specific hearing losses.
Often, the audiologist or hearing aid dispenser adjusts your hearing aids according to the manufacturer’s fitting algorithm for your hearing loss. Unfortunately, this algorithm does not necessarily reflect the hearing prescription you really need.
If your audiologist does not do “real-ear testing”, she will never know whether or not your hearing aids are set up properly for your ears.
With real-ear testing, your audiologist puts a tiny microphone into your ear canal, then inserts your hearing aid. A computer runs some automatic tests and the results are shown on the screen.
The output shows both a graph of what your prescription should be, and what your hearing aids are really putting out. Now your audiologist can see what she needs to “tweak” in your hearing aids to properly give you the amplification you need at each of the speech frequencies.
How important is this? Consider this. A recent study using one hearing aid manufacturer’s fitting algorithm was compared with the results of real ear testing. The shocking results show that less than 12% of the time were the results judged to be “clinically similar” when comparing the manufacturer’s values to the actual real-ear measurements.
Nancy Aarts, Ph.D., the author of this study asserts:
What this means is that if you want to know that your hearing aids are fitted properly, you need to insist on having real-ear testing. If your audiologist doesn’t do real-ear testing, find one that does. It’s that important.
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