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Amlani et al bring us their paper, “Improving Patient Perception of Clinical Services Through Real-ear Measurements” with the hope that early, the inclusion of REM in clinical practice can improve the hearing healthcare experience for both patients and clinicians.
Musicians cannot be subject to the “try this and come back in two weeks” fitting process. We need our aids to be right, from the beginning, or at least 80% there. The preprogramming formulas are not right for the demands of live music, and the audiologist often doesn’t have the sound gear to create real world level music in the clinic, which real world sound samples. Professional bass player Rick Ledbetter provides his “wish list for musicians.”
Based on his 35 years of working at the Musicians’Clinics of Canada (www.MusiciansClinics.com), Marshall Chasin writes “An Open Letter to Hard-of-Hearing Musicians”.
Wayne Staab explores the question of what is the gain/response target of optimal hearing aid amplification.
Neil Hockley et al., write that while concentrating clinical efforts on the perception of speech in many different environments, hearing healthcare providers may sometimes overlook other signals, such as music, that may be very meaningful to the patient.
Version française disponible ci-dessous I am frequently asked by my musician clients if they can have control over my software programming when fitting and adjusting their hearing aids. At this point I usually look over my glasses frame and with my best paternalistic look, I say “no.” At this point they get impatient with me…