I’ve recently changed audiologist but my previous Audi always put a “loop” around my neck when programing a new hearing aid, or reprograming a used aid. This was done (I believe) after a real ear measurement test was done and passed.
Now fast forward to my new Audi and testing a new power aid. There was no loop placed around my neck to program hearing aid. Instead I had some contraption (large display monitor) placed in front on a table as my Audi sat at her PC, 12 - 15 feet away. Well my new Audi attempted to make a few adjustments with HA and then asked “how do you hear me” - which I answered “not well at all”. End result of limited test was I needed an unvented mold to receive full operation use of new aid.
Before I left my Audi office I asked why she placed a such a large display screen in front of me while making hearing aid adjustments. My Audi replied the “unit” placed next to me was for real ear measurement test. Well this was a news to me and I was a little surprised REM tests can vary so much from one Audi to another. Why such a large display screen placed in front of me (no explanation given) and my Audi was not even looking at it. She was on her own personal display screen a good distance away. And as I mentioned my previous Audi never used such equipment to do a REM test.
Anyone know why such a difference in testing a hearing aid.