One of the most advanced technologies available is Speech Mapping, an exciting method of fitting hearing aids using calibrated recorded speech as a stimulus to help the Audiologist adjust hearing aids to the right settings for each user. Speech Mapping can reduce the number of office visits required for successful hearing aid programming.
What is Speech Mapping?
Speech mapping is a fitting and verification method that is used to ensure that your hearing aids are programmed for your individual needs. With this method, small microphones placed in the ear canal are used to measure the response of the hearing aid at the eardrum. RECD is a measurement that takes into account the effect that your ear canal has on the sound coming from the hearing aids. Each person's ears are unique. Unless Real Ear measurements are taken, the fitting cannot be verified as accurate.
Dr. Campbell uses equipment called a Verifit2 by audioscan that will allow her to "see" what you are hearing through your hearing aids on the screen in real-time. Adjustments are then made as necessary to optimize the fitting.
Benefits of Speech Mapping:
- Focuses on the important function of being able to effectively hear human speech
- Engages both you and your family in the fitting process
- Provides immediate and tangible results
- Shown to increase successful outcomes of fittings
- Increases your confidence and comfort in using your new hearing aids
- Provides more accurate programming of hearing aids
Speech mapping is truly a wonderful technology for audiologists, the hearing-impaired individual, and their families alike. Contact our office to find out how speech mapping will provide you with a more accurate hearing aid experience.