Real Ear Verification

Although hearing aid technology is constantly improving, it is still necessary for audiologists to verify the settings and ensure the hearing aids are working properly.  Since every ear canal is shaped differently, it is important for our Doctors and Interns to use real-ear verification measurements to make specific adjustments to the hearing aids.  This is done for new fittings as well as for adjustments at the annual hearing checkup.

The process is simple: a small tube (microphone) is placed into your ear canal and measurements are taken with hearing aids.  Then, the Audiologist adjusts and programs your devices based on your hearing test results and ear canal volume.  This ensures your hearing aid prescription is customized specifically for you and your ears.

Real-ear verification equipment

Real-ear verification equipment

Real-ear microphone inserted into ear canal

Real-ear microphone inserted into ear canal