Live Speech Mapping
In the past, hearing evaluations and fittings for hearing aids consisted mostly of a series of tones and noises. Today, audiologists are equipped with new technologies and methods to make the hearing evaluation process and hearing aid programming process far more effective.
One of the more advanced technologies available is live speech mapping. This exciting new method of fitting hearing aids uses speech as a stimulus to help the specialist adjust hearing aids to the right settings for each wearer. Live speech mapping makes fitting appointments more interactive and can reduce the number of office visits required for successful hearing aid fine-tuning.
What is Live Speech Mapping?
Live speech mapping is a fitting and verification method that is used to ensure that your hearing devices are programmed for your individual needs. With this method, small microphones placed in the ear canal are used to ensure that your hearing instruments are programmed to produce the correct amount of targeted amplification.
Benefits of Live Speech Mapping
Live speech mapping is known for its accuracy. Other mapping and hearing evaluation methods use strange sounding structured noises to test the hearing aid system and often need tweaking before the hearing aid works perfectly. Live speech mapping increases the chances that your hearing aid programming will be done correctly on the first visit by using sounds that you, the user will hear every day: speech!
Additional Benefits of Live Speech Mapping:
- Focuses on the essential function of being able to effectively hear human speech
- Engages both you and your loved ones 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