Real ear measures and how your hearing aids are programmed are the most important components in determining your success with hearing aids. Real ear measures are a way to verify that the hearing aids are programmed for your hearing prescription. Hearing aid manufacturers can estimate how the hearing aids should be programmed, but everyone has different shaped ears and therefore sounds resonate differently. It would seem unimaginable for someone to go to a vision specialist to get glasses and have to pick from a few pairs without having an exam and given a prescription, so why purchase hearing aids without having them verified. Research shows that estimates from the hearing aid companies often do not satisfy patients prescriptions, yet only 30% of hearing care professionals use real ear measures to verify the hearing aids and use those measures to more specifically program the hearing aids. Our practice uses real ear measures on every patient to ensure the highest success.
Call Denver Hearing Specialists at 303-706-1919 to learn more about the importance of real ear measures.