Nonsense. Use your brain. Do not be a technician or a meter reader.
>Unlike Michael, I have been using real ear since 1984. I do not think
>you can adequately fit conventional hearing aids without it. When
>fitting 2 channel programmable WBDR hearing aids it greatly helps the
>audiologist to see the effect of different input intensities in each
>channel after the CT (compression thresold) has been reached. In
>addition we also assess functional gain with warble tones in the sound
>field. On every patient we administer one or all of these tests to back
>up the subjective comments the patient expresses to us about the
>functioning of the hearing aid. Many times our initial adjustments will
>be changed based on these tests. So to answer your question: Yes, you
>should insist on the use of a real ear system.
>There is a ENT group practice opening up in Kissimee, Fine ENT's (my
>former students) who insist on quality and you would like working with
>them and Andrea Livingston. At the moment the main office is in Sebring.
>Do you have to stay in Miami? Esta un poco frio in Orlando pero son
>buena gente, todos de Puerto Rico.