Albrecht Audiology Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting

Hearing Aid Evaluations

In addition to all the tests completed with the hearing assessment that tell us the pattern and degree of hearing loss and how well you understand speech in quiet and in noise, we also need to assess:

Your listening needs - how varied are your listening environments. What kind of noisy situations do you experience.

Loudness Perception Characteristics - what levels are comfortable and when does sound become uncomfortably loud, for both speech and tones.

If needed, we will also complete a test that determines your Acceptable Noise Level test and other determinations of your personal response to qualities of sound and a TEN test - to determine if there are sections of your inner ear that have no usable hair cells, which would result in sounds of some pitches that would be perceived as noise and therefore pitches we would want to avoid when fitting hearing aids.

Hearing Aid Fitting

Our goal is to provide the highest quality service, a high rate of successful hearing aid fittings, informed patients, with a rational justifiable connection between hearing aid technology, lifestyle and cost to the patient.

We use visible Speech mapping to accurately fine tune your hearing aids.

Visible speech allows the audiologist to use actual speech sounds when programming your hearing aids. What this means is that we can now use the sounds that you have been missing to adjust your hearing aids for optimum effectiveness. Link to more detail:

By using live voice, either from a family member or friend or a pre-recorded sample, the output of your hearing aids can be visualized on a computer screen for detailed analysis.

Most digital/programmable hearing aids are capable of very discreet adjustments in gain and output. Now with visible speech, these advanced hearing aids can be much more accurately programmed for your specific hearing needs.

Trust Albrecht Audiology for all your hearing needs.

As our patient you can expect a thorough assessment of your hearing, loudness perception characteristics, and listening needs, and advice as to how to best meet those needs. If amplification is recommended, you can expect a high degree of personal care in choosing appropriately from a rapidly increasing and changing range of technology, whether it be limited to help with the television, for example, or a more complete solution for all environments.

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