Month: May 2006

A Temporal Processing Primer

Temporal processing concepts have gained greater importance as advanced digitally programmable compression hearing aids have come to dominate the industry. This article examines the key definitions and test procedures related to temporal processing and amplification.

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Facts vs Myths: The “Skinny” on Slim-Tube Open Fittings

Separating truth from fiction in open fittings. The popularity of open-fit hearing aids has increased dramatically, in large part due to digital features, feedback phase-inversion systems, and cosmetically appealing, instant-fit “slim” tubing. Although the magnitude of the effect is slightly less than with occluded shells or earmolds, open-fit devices equipped with directional microphones—contrary to popular belief—do provide improved speech recognition in noise compared to the unaided or omni-directional conditions.

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