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More closed fitting for better speech in noise?

by KenP on 04-05-2017 at 09:22 AM
This gentlemen is a great supporter of the forum and a great fitter.

Quote Originally Posted by Um bongo View Post
The argument is that you 'manage' all the sound rather than just let it mix with the HF improvement you get from more open fittings.

As with lots of this stuff, the answer is more 'it depends' rather than a straight YES/NO. Looking at the long term success of RIC fittings you have to examine why this type of fit has dominated the market in recent years vs. the more occluded styles if fitting. It's not

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Self programmable personal amplifiers

by KenP on 03-29-2017 at 08:00 AM
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Quote Originally Posted by d-dogg View Post
First question is whether anyone has discovered a source for HA/PSADs that readily allow self programming?
These companies sell PSAPs and hearing aids with self-programming software and technical support services:

Bluetooth Streamer Alternative Review

by KenP on 09-16-2016 at 08:40 AM
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I saw a brief remark that the Miccus Transmitter had minimum latency and ordered one. It worked but suffered infant mortality and I returned it. I noticed that the Indigo BTRT1 was the same unit but $10 cheaper and reordered it instead. When it came it was identical down to the packaging.

Both units were easy to pair with my Resound Phone Clip +.

This is a low latency BT 4.1 device. Low does not mean no. For general viewing it might be considered no as watching

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Bernafon Supremia or Oticon Dynamo? Profound deaf

by KenP on 09-11-2016 at 10:24 AM
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Bernafon and Dynamo are from the same company but different as Rasmus Points out. Bernafon is sold in Europe and Canada but not really found in the US except at Costco.

Resound is another manufacturer with their own hardware and software.

With all brands having their own approach, each will have its adherents who feel that aid reproduces sound best for their situation.

Names change with every new product line to confuse the users. And there can be other names/brands

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Why did the Audi suggest cheaper hearing aids? Complicated loss? New, any help appreciated.

by KenP on 09-03-2016 at 09:14 AM
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Thanks, Um bongo. Makes sense. I'm starting to understand. It is quite confusing at first. What I'm getting is that the HA's are mainly for speech and that the correction is mainly for that. I was having a terrible time in the classroom (I teach) and also in restaurants. I'm hoping the low frequencies don't get any worse because I'm learning that will affect ability to comprehend speech the most.
Actually poorer low frequencies have a relatively low impact on your speech intelligibility

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