Real Ear Measurements
Real ear measures allow us to make sure your hearing aids are meeting your hearing needs. Best practice guidelines indicate they are the gold standard for hearing aid verification. These measures determine how much sound is reaching the ear drum. Real ear measurements take the differences in size and shape of each ear canal into account. Your hearing thresholds are entered into the equipment which generates targets. These targets indicate where you will receive the most benefit from your hearing aid. A small microphone is inserted into the ear canal along with the hearing aid. Speech samples are presented to determine whether you are receiving the most help possible from your hearing aids or if adjustments need to be made to meet these targets. This allows your hearing to be customized specifically for you.