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testing hearing aids

James G. Odom jgodom at eramp.net
Mon Jul 7 05:44:35 EST 1997


> 
> Did the aid shift because the fit wasn't tight enough? I find that the
> aids sometimes move a little bit out of position when I'm chewing
> something.  (I just have to gently push them back in; it seems to have
> become a habit.)  Would you say that's something to be expected?
> 
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That info could be significant.  The effects of jaw movement have been
well established in regard to CIC fits.  Sometimes that can be addressed
by using the "open jaw" impression technique, having the user keep a
dental dam between the teeth while the impression material is injected.
That helps compensate for any wide range of movement that could cause
shifting of the aid.



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