I recently got my first HA’s at Costco. KS10s.
As part of the process, they ran REM on them/me.
What was interesting, was that they used their version of the Phonak Target app and used a feature call Target Match. That did the level adjustments at the three-volume levels to calculate the proper REM settings. (Prior to this they ran a Feedback analysis).
Looking at the curve that it generated, it seems to me that it did a pretty good job. In my humble, probably as good or better than an average human operator would.
As background, a few years ago I bought and returned HA’s and they never really worked very well. But as I recall, a human ran the REM, looked at the curve and said, “Looks good to me”. I don’t recall that being automatically matched and I think they needed to manually adjust the levels and I don’t think they bothered. As I thought about it later, it seemed to me that this sort of curve matching was something that a computer could do a decent job at. So Target Match seems to have done that.
Did it do as good a job as a great audi? Perhaps not, but I think it’s pretty close. If I can attach pictures of my REM I will later for reference.
I suspect other vendors also have this sort of auto-match too.
For reference here’s some info re Target Match
What do you guys think of this automatic REM vs manual?
FYI, so far, I am very happy with my HA’s.