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    Default Enter your audiogram and preview it within hearing aid fitting ranges

    What do you guys think about this new feature? We've just started adding fitting ranges to some of our newest listings, like the Audeo B range, and now you can preview whether you are a candidate by seeing if your hearing result will fit inside the fitting range of the product!



    Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJzKxS7oMGE

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    I don't mean to be critical, but why is this interesting for most people? Don't all of the manufacturers' products work with the vast majority of hearing deficits as long as the right receiver and domes (or molds) are used? This just seems kind of lame to me for the 90%+ of people with typical kinds of hearing loss.
    Marc

    Hz 250 - 500 - 750 - 1k - 1.5k -- 2k -- 3k -- 4k -- 6k -- 8k
    R: 20 -- 25 -- 35 -- 35 -- 45 --- 50 -- 55 -- 60 -- 55 -- 70
    L: 15 -- 25 -- 35 -- 40 -- 45 --- 60 -- 50 -- 60 -- 55 -- 65
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    Quote Originally Posted by chatteremail View Post
    I don't mean to be critical, but why is this interesting for most people?
    I welcome your criticism. I asked for feedback for a reason after all.

    As a doctor of audiology, I've seen a lot in the clinic. One thing I've seen way too much of is people who are under or over-fitted with a product that is inappropriate for their level of loss. It saddens me greatly to see people (especially older folks) who have missed out on good communication with their families for a year (sometimes 2, 3) due to being fit with an inappropriate product or product configuration. A common issue is low power receivers being used on patients who require at least a medium power speaker, if not a power or super power speaker. This is something they could easily check themselves online... with a system such as the one we have developed.

    Quote Originally Posted by chatteremail View Post
    Don't all of the manufacturers' products work with the vast majority of hearing deficits as long as the right receiver and domes (or molds) are used? This just seems kind of lame to me for the 90%+ of people with typical kinds of hearing loss.
    You are right. Most hearing aids can fit a wide range of losses, given the right acoustical couplings. This is exactly why we are including acoustic profiles and fitting ranges for all of the speaker and power levels for all new hearing aid listings... so you may double check that the correct coupling has been prescribed and fitted. Good luck!

    PS. We also added this feature to make it easier for people browsing our reviews to quickly rule out products that are not appropriate for them. Why waste time reading reviews for invisible-in-canal aids if your loss is too severe, etc. That was our thinking. We'll see if people find it useful. Thanks again for your response.
    Last edited by hearingtracker; 03-17-2017 at 06:42 PM.

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    If this were the case, we would just need one "generic" hearing aid. Fitting hearing aids is more subtle than this. Not everyone has a cookie-cutter moderate hearing loss!
    Lindsay Schachinger
    35 year HA wearer, progressive genetic loss

    Naida V SPs 2007

    125 250 500 1k 2k 3k 4k 6k 8k
    L 40 50 70 75 85 85 105 100 >90
    R 40 60 70 75 75 75 70 >100 >90

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    I liked this demo, but it doesn't seem to be available on the website. Why do I enter my audiogram when it isn't used for anything?
    Lindsay Schachinger
    35 year HA wearer, progressive genetic loss

    Naida V SPs 2007

    125 250 500 1k 2k 3k 4k 6k 8k
    L 40 50 70 75 85 85 105 100 >90
    R 40 60 70 75 75 75 70 >100 >90

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    Another answer to a problem that doesn't exist!

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    The problem is attracting the customers and the solution is to try to get those people searching the web to give up their details.
    Carol

    Linx 961>Linx2 961> Phonak Audeo V90 312T L&R
    Hz 250 500 1K 2K 3K 4K 5K 6K 8K
    L 25 25 15 35 40 40 60 60 55
    R 25 25 15 30 40 35 35 55 50
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    L 83% 40dB, 100% 50dB
    R 80% 40dB, 97% 50dB

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    Ack! Back after a few MONTHS of travel and no time to get the latest trends & info here - which I sorely need. In any case, my gut feeling is that this application may not be understood by all. I suppose those who are more tech savvy or long-time users would get more benefit out of culling the NO GO aids from a short list ... but even tho I'd pretty much fall in that category myself, I don't know if I'd feel comfortable going into an app't with my aud guy telling HIM what HE should tell ME. It's a question of expertise, training and education. I only know aids as I've worn them. But I rely on my audiologist to run my audiogram and suggest the optimum aid to fit that profile.

    I'm way past caring who does what with my audiogram data, but I can definitely say this after 30+ years of wearing aids: there is STILL no miracle product out there. What bugs me is how much technology is thrown at a pair of aids (pairing, fine-tuning, other apps on iPhones) when the actual device still has FAR FAR to go in terms of genuinely fixing a hearing loss and compensating for that loss on all levels. Well, I digress ... but if any User's Group would ever like an articulate, sometimes grumpy and maybe too pushy advocate for what's needed in hearing aids, I VOLUNTEER.
    HAs from 1985>Starkey>Phonak>AGX>Oticon Agil Pro ITE>Oticon Opn miniRITE

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