To fit hearing aids, estimated values are used to convert dB HL to dB SPL. This does not account for variance in ear canal shape and volume. Measured RECDs can change the NAL-NL1 targets. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if patients that deviate widely from the estimated RECDs are prone to additional follow-up visits.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Prosthesis Fitting; Audiometry
Hearing aids; Patient satisfaction
Nelson, Staci R., "The impact of using real ear measures to calculate prescriptive targets on hearing aid follow-up visits" (2013). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 669. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.