fitting hearing aids without Real-Ear

G. M. Alf gmalf at
Thu Nov 20 20:21:18 EST 1997

On Wed, 19 Nov 1997 22:00:14 UNDEFINED, gandalf at wrote:

Hello Michael.
>I have never fit an aid using real ear. I have never found it necessary to 
>have a machine verify a fit. I (stupidly, I guess) just ask the patient and 
>use my knowledge and experience to guide me in helping her complaint.
>BTW, my return rate is less than 6%.

We fit the same way you do.  We've got two real-ear machines but we've
had far better fits setting them by responses from the users.  Our
return rate is also quite low.


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