Keeping up with the Jones’. The changing criteria for hearing aid candidacy. Doesn’t it make you feel all warm and SNUGGIE?. We know that 95% of those with SNHL can be helped with digital hearing aids * 90% of hearing aids in use are digital *
The changing criteria for hearing aid candidacy
*Better Hearing Institute
What would you
select for this loss?
As a profession, we tended to “shy-away” from fitting this degree of hearing loss; WHY?
Varies based on vent size:
They have also:
Speech recognition in noise
SNR in dB
Decreased performance in omni
Improved performance in dSZ
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