My question is how fitting software treats the areas of the audiogram where there is no response at all. If you look at my audiogram, you’ll see I have no practical response from 1.5kHz and up.
Naturally, there’s no point having an aid wasting energy amplifying this portion of the spectrum, not to mention the added damage it may be doing to the physical ear trying to send 120-130 db sound waves.
I’ve used iPFG on an old Phonak V series UP aid. It looked like it was trying to amplify that area — something that made me uncomfortable. But, I kept it as is, as I didn’t know how to get around it. I was afraid if I treated that area as “normal hearing,” it would confuse the software or create distortion.
Now, I just bought a pair of Phonak Naida B UP and have Target 7.3 ready to go. I haven’t played with the software much, yet, but would like some suggestions regarding how this should be treated. Does the software automatically take care of this, knowing this is a null area and there shouldn’t be any amplification here?
Also, I wonder how SoundRecover 2 handles this.
Thanks for any input.