Are your expensive hearing aids tuned correctly?
Like prescription eyeglasses, hearing aids need to be prescriptively tuned for your hearing loss.
Unfortunately, the results of one Consumer Reports survey, along with numerous research papers, suggests that roughly two thirds of all hearing aids fit in the US may not be set correctly.
In addition, much research also suggests that the use of hearing aid acoustic verification tools (such as probe microphone real ear) may be used to correct these fitting errors. A multitude of studies also suggest that only about 20% of hearing aid fitting professionals use verification tools routinely. We feel this is a very concerning issue as not only are hearing aids expensive, but your hearing and connection to the world around you are at stake.