Month: July 2011

Verification and Validation

By Tammara Stender, Au.D. & Rena Appleby, Au.D. Verification and validation are techniques that are used to ensure hearing aid performance and end-user satisfaction.  Despite the many benefits, these techniques are often overlooked during fitting. Some common reasons are: Unclear on test result interpretation or how to convey results to patients, and/or belief that digital …

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Tech Tip – Weak or Dead Instruments and the Effect of Wax

Wax build-up is the most common cause for “weak” or “dead” custom instruments being returned to ReSound for repair. To illustrate the impact of a plugged wax filter, response curve Hearing Instrument Test (HIT) measures  were obtained for a hearing instrument in two different scenarios.  It was run once with a plugged wax filter and …

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Strategies for Selling Unite™ Wireless Accessories

We know from our regional sales directors and business partners that selling hearing aid accessories is not easy.  Based on the feedback we’ve received from audiology clinics and dispensers, we’ve come up with some recommended strategies to boost your wireless accessories sales. Use bundled pricing Keep patient needs front and center; determine whether a patient …

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Tech Tip – Reconfiguring Alera instruments when using Airlink

ReSound’s Reconfigure option can be used when the physical receiver or the open versus closed configuration that you are using is different than that identified in Aventa 3. Reconfigure allows you to customize Alera BTE aids to best fit your patients’ needs. Follow these guidelines to take advantage of Reconfigure: After connecting the instruments in …

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Introducing WindGuard – Superior Wind Noise Protection

ReSound has developed a new technology for wind noise protection.  WindGuard, which will be available in the Fall, is a dual-microphone signal processing technology designed to effectively reduce the level of wind noise in hearing devices. While hearing devices have come a long way in eliminating wind noise, hearing instruments that use dual microphones still …

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