Unlocking Clear Hearing: The Vital Role of Real Ear Measurements in Hearing Aid Success

In your journey to find the perfect hearing aids, you’ve likely encountered the acronym REMs. But what exactly are Real Ear Measurements, and how do they impact the performance of your hearing aids?

Total Hearing Excellence: Utilising Research-Backed Real Ear Measurements for Optimal Hearing Aid Fittings

Numerous studies underscore the effectiveness of hearing aid fittings with Real Ear Measurements, showcasing improved hearing outcomes in various environments. Surprisingly, only 35% of audiologists in the U.K. incorporate real ear measurements during the initial fitting. At Total Hearing, our team of experts stands out as a leading clinic committed to evidence-based care, ensuring crystal-clear hearing for all our clients through the latest advancements in hearing aid technology.

Understanding Real Ear Measurements: The Gold Standard in Hearing Aid Optimisation

Real Ear Measurements (REMs) serve as a crucial protocol employed by hearing aid experts to precisely set up and fine-tune your hearing aids. They represent the gold standard procedure for verifying the frequency response and performance characteristics of hearing aids.

By utilising a reference microphone, your Total Hearing audiologist captures the amplification and sound pressure levels reaching your eardrum. This valuable data allows for precise adjustments to optimise your hearing aids.

The Impact of Your Ear’s Unique Characteristics

The shape, length, and size of your ear canal significantly influence how your hearing aids process sound waves. Without Real Ear Measurements, it’s impossible to estimate how these factors might affect your hearing aids. Our expert team at Total Hearing recognises the individuality of each ear, ensuring a tailored approach to your hearing solution.

Book an Appointment

Making the Journey to Improved Hearing. Together.

Call us on 0207 118 6080 or book an appointment with us

Conducting Real Ear Measurements:
A Clinical Insight

During Real Ear Measurements, a small microphone and receiver are strategically placed around your ear. A delicate rubber probe tube is inserted into your ear to capture the sound reaching your eardrum. This tube’s placement is crucial, providing insights into your ear canal’s resonance and how external properties may influence it.

The Testing Process

The process begins with a baseline measurement without a hearing aid. A calibrated sound is played directly in front of you, establishing the real ear unaided response. Next, a hearing aid is inserted, and the sound is played again, revealing the hearing aid’s frequency response (real ear aided response).

Precision Adjustments for Optimal Hearing

Fine-Tuning for Personalised Care

Comparing these measurements to a scientifically-prescribed target, your Total Hearing audiologist fine-tunes your hearing aid to match your specific hearing loss. This ensures you get the most out of your hearing aid, providing an excellent hearing experience.

Real Ear Measurements aren’t just a one-time affair; they play a role in ongoing care. Conducting REMs during follow-ups can identify any faults in your hearing aids and ensure they continue to perform optimally.

Total Hearing’s Commitment

At Total Hearing, our commitment to your hearing health goes beyond measurements. Our expert team is dedicated to providing personalised care, ensuring you experience the full spectrum of sound with confidence.

In essence, Real Ear Measurements do exactly what the name suggests – they record what you hear, making them an indispensable part of your hearing aid journey.