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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?
Considerations in Real-Ear Measurement: Points to Ponder
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.
Improving Patient Perception of Clinical Services Through Real-Ear Measurements
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.
Verifying Monaurally and Binaurally Linked Telephone Programs
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.