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Does the REUR Need to Be Subtracted for Non-occluding Fittings? What about Speechmap / SPL-o-gram Methods?
Real-ear measurement (REM) is an invaluable tool for ensuring that hearing instruments are providing the appropriate gain/output for a client’s hearing loss In this regard, there are 2 primary verification philosophies: the real-ear insertion gain (REIG) approach and the more recent real-ear aided response (REAR) / SPL-o-gram approach, each with their own relative pros and cons.
Question: “If You are Performing an Insertion Gain Measurement, Do You Need to Subtract the REUR If It’s a Non-occluding Fitting?
Our friend, and Audioscan’s director of audiology and education, John Pumford joins us again with some points to ponder with this issue’s cover feature on considerations in real-ear measurement.
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.
The tele-test handset provides an excellent means to measure the frequency response, gain and advanced features of hearing aid telecoil-based phone programs. This tool, paired with monitoring and follow-up, can help with troubleshooting and may contribute to increased patient use and satisfaction with telecoil-based hearing aid phone programs in their own environments by preventing dispensing of inappropriate telecoil responses.