Below are some of the questions that were asked during the ReSound Online Symposium, along with the answers provided by Laurel Christensen, Chief Audiology Officer for ReSound. If you have additional questions, post a comment here or contact us on Twitter @gnresoundus.
Do you recommend that elderly patients be given wireless accessories at their first fitting appointment?
Yes, the benefits of these accessories add to the overall experience. Patients will be successful in more environments and will usually have a better trial period with them.
What accessories are the most useful for elderly patients?
TV streaming and the mini-mic – for listening The remote – for manual dexterity.
What do you think will be the next big development in hearing aids for the presbycusic patient?
There will continue to be more accessories and improvement in accessories.
What is the main difference between NFMI and RF?
NFMI requires a streaming device be worn around the neck and has a short range. RF does not require this device and has a long range.