For decades, pure tone audiometry has been the gold-standard method to assess hearing. Modern audiometry technology offers additional tools for verifying hearing aids in realistic sound environments, using real speech signals and detailed, real-time analysis of hearing aid output in the frequency domain.
Speech mapping is an exciting and useful method of fitting customers for hearing aids using speech signals as a stimulus. This solution helps audiologists adjust hearing aids to the proper settings for each customer, maximizing positive outcomes.
Speech mapping uses the same hardware as Real-Ear Measurements (REM) and offers many significant benefits for both audiologists and customers, such as making fitting appointments more interactive, decreasing hearing aid returns, and reducing the number of office visits necessary to successfully program each customer’s hearing aids.