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Live Speech Mapping

How can you be sure that when you are wearing a hearing aid it is performing optimal for you?

The audiologist will conduct a hearing examination, obtain a prescription, and based on this prescription adjust your hearing devices. The hearing exam is the foundation for programming your hearing aids however, although the test is an objective measure your responses are subjective. An exciting new approach in order to accurately fit hearing aids is Live Speech Mapping and Real-ear Measures.

Real-ear measurements are used in order to calibrate the devices to your specific ear canal volume and resonance while live speech mapping use speech rather then a tone as a stimulus to help the specialist adjust the hearing aids to the most accurate settings.

Live speech mapping makes fitting appointments more interactive and can reduce the number of office visits required for successful hearing aid
programming.

What is Live SpeechMapping?

Live speech mapping is the only way to verify that your hearing aid is programmed to your individuals needs. During this procedure a small microphone will be placed in your ear canal and will measure/record how you are hearing speech through your devices.

Our audio suites are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment which allows us to see what exactly you are hearing through your devices in real-time without asking you the vague question, how does this sound? You can also gain a visual representation of where and how the hearing device is helping you hear better. Live speech mapping ensures that your hearing aid devices are fit appropriately on the first try and reduces your visits for adjustments that could have been avoided. “Time is money” and we will do our very best to ensure your hearing devices are working properly for you on the
first try.

Why is it important to use Live Speech Mapping in every hearing aid fitting?

  • Focus on effectively hearing human speech
  • An interactive approach that involves both you and your family member
  • Provides immediate results
  • Research proven to increase outcomes of the fitting process
  • Increases your comfort with the hearing devices from the start
  • Provides more accurate programming of hearing aids