Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB)

Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB)

Real-Ear Measures

Real-ear measures (REM) are recommended in hearing aid fitting. However, reports suggest that only approximately 30 percent of audiologists routinely perform REM. Rationale (or excuses) for not performing REM are numerous, but little peer-reviewed research has been conducted to support or refute the use of REM in regards to benefit in speech understanding and subjective quality of fitting.

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