Hi, my name is Tom Higgins. We’re going to
talk about how each of these devices is programmed for an individual’s need. We start with an
audiogram. When a patient comes in for an audiogram, the hearing professional will look
in the individual’s ear to make sure that there’s no debris or blockage in the ear.
He’ll also ask several questions, like, do you have any dizziness, any rapid hearing
loss. They might even ask what medications you’re taking. To create an audiogram, or
the results of your hearing test, we use what we call an audiometer to present the different
tones. When you hear a tone, raise your hand. From that audiogram, that’s where we get the
information when–to properly program a digital hearing aid–or any hearing aid, for that
matter–to select the proper amplification.