New standard for fitting hearing aids

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The International Standardization Organization (ISO) has just presented an international standard for hearing aid fitting.

Many people believe that fitting hearing aids is just about making the hearing aid tips fit perfectly with the ear canals. But the word fitting encompasses much more. Continue reading New standard for fitting hearing aids

Mute sudden sounds in hearing aids (2)

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A week ago I wrote that hearing aids can attenuate sudden and loud noises , also called impulse sounds and transient sounds. An example of such sounds is clinking from kitchen crockery and cutlery.

In a brave attempt to find a descriptive name Phonak has named the function Sound Relax . The other hearing aid manufacturers have their own names, of course. Continue reading Mute sudden sounds in hearing aids (2)