This article clearly outlined why this method of hearing testing and fitting has real and substantial benefits for consumers, and dispensers alike.
The article’s peer reviewed research also clearly establishes that those measurements taken directly in the ear, using the calibrated tone generation features of their instruments, results in accurate, predictable results. The hearing thresholds discovered using their on board “Sensogram” audiometry suite makes fitting any patient accurately, and quickly, a matter of simply following the onscreen directions and noting the patient’s responses.
Not only does using in-situ audiology result in more accurate predictions of needed gain, it allows practitioners to streamline the entire fitting process, saving time for their patients and themselves.
Using these protocols allows for the benefits of advanced signal processing, and amplification to be demonstrated to just about anyone, in less than thirty minutes.
While pioneering in-situ audiology, and being it’s longest advocate, Widex isn’t the only major manufacturer to offer hearing testing through the gear that is actually going to be worn. All of Unitron’s Moxi, and Flex offerings also allow for in-situ testing and fitting.
When used in conjunction with the open platform offerings provided through Widex’s Menu series, or Unitron’s just released Flex instruments, the savvy dispenser has the ability to interview, measure and demonstrate the benefits of simple amplification, or the most advanced signal processing the industry has to offer, quickly and effectively to anyone who cares to know just how they might benefit.
By using the open platform features available in Unitron’s Flex instruments, I can easily, and quickly demonstrate the differences between program loads, and their price points, as well as being able to allow our patients to instantly experience how those changes affect their hearing and understanding in any sound environment that they may choose.
Having our store, and lab in the heart of historic downtown Melbourne, we are blessed with a variety of great neighbours, including small shops like Grimaldi’s Chocolate, and Le Bon Cafe’, as well as busy and noisy restaurants such as Matt’s Casbah, Meg O’Malley’s, or Brio’s Italian, all within easy walking distance. This allows any of our patients to simply take a little walk around the neighborhood in order to experience how the gear we may be recommending and they are considering, actually delivers for them, in the environment of their choosing; from quiet, to really noisy.
Using advanced gear like the Flex, or Menu also allows for us to make those changes, or adjustments that make real differences quickly and easily. Our location allows for quick, real life verifications.
If, you or a loved one would like to experience the differences advanced signal processing, or even simple amplification can make in your, or their ability to hear and understand, even in the most challenging sound environments we’ll be happy to help make that happen.
If, you live in, or around Melbourne, Florida we are located in the heart of historic downtown in Suite #12 of the Arcade Building at 720 East New Haven Avenue. We welcome walk in visitors and patients weekdays from 9:30 till Noon. Or, we’ll accommodate even the busiest of schedules with a call to: (321)722-2894.
If, you’re located someplace other than the Space Coast of Florida and would like to experience how this gear might help you to hear and understand in even those noisy social situations, simply drop us a line via the request form on the page and we’ll do our best to see you get a free trial and demonstration of some of the best hearing care gear our industry has to offer, no matter where you live.
It is all part of what we call being Patient Centered and Results Oriented.
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