Can Online Hearing Aids be Custom Programmed?



Can On-line Listening to Aids be Customized Programmed? Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist and founding father of Utilized Listening to Options in Phoenix Arizona, discusses what “Customized Programmed” actually means and if On-line Listening to Aids can really be Customized Programmed and despatched to you within the mail.

Actual Ear Measurement Video: https://youtu.be/cHR0Oa6I-wY

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20 thoughts on “Can Online Hearing Aids be Custom Programmed?”

  1. I’m a recent Lively HA customer and so far it works well. I’ve had one tuning session with a remote adjustment while on line with Lively.
    I live full time in an RV traveling constantly. The stick and brick model could not easily work for me, but the Tele-care does well so far.

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  2. Great video!
    I understand your frustration with the description “custom programming”
    The higher level online units are “custom programmed” when compared to low end fixed amplification units. Unfortunately our language doesn’t have a word that is needed to describe Real Ear measurement programmed devices. Real ear is custom programming that eliminates error due to normal amplifier and speaker
    Variations. If each is of by 5% that’s not 10% error it’s up to 25% error! Add in that error is not linear and it makes a lot of sense.

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  3. I personally have an $8000 pair of Beltone amaze hearing aids and they were fitted by and purchased from an AuD and never had REM. My mother-in-law needs hearing aids and I have been researching what is available. The ones branded Lively look exactly like my Beltones and since there are vary few manufacturers who make that style of device I'm guessing it is made in the same factory with less technology than what I have but will help her nonetheless and it's something she can afford. I'm not talking the garbage ITE blue and red ones you see advertised for $50. I agree REM is the way to go but I doubt seriously any AuD would do REM on a patient who had devices that were purchased elsewhere.

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  4. An audiology orphan is someone who moved in from another state, bought online or had the aids gifted to them. Good thing about this is you can change Docs whenever you want. My last Doc said I could pay 1K or $150.00 per visit… I prefer to pay for each visit. Now that I am an avid supporter of Dr Cliff, I am changing again to a local doc that uses REM…

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  5. I wish there was a Audiolgy outfit like yours in Prescott, AZ. I am going to the Local VHA audiology clinic at the Prescott, VA. It has been 7 years since I visited them and due to poor expectatons and need counsoling I was disapointed as the hearing aids were toooo loud. I was not expecting to have an adjustment period. I also made a mistake getting a totaly in the ear hearing aid. I will request a behind the ear type when I see them on the 9th of June 2021. Wish me luck

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  6. Frankly, more than half of "professionals" simply enter the audiometry results into the application, flash settings into the HA, hand you bill, and wave you. So, generally, remote adjustment is the same thing. And it is definitely better than nothing. However, REM is definitely worth getting.

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  7. I first tried Eargo's during the lockdown…they were terrible! I then went to an audiologist who used REM to fit a pair of WIDEX RIC's. The difference is simply stunning. I would never buy hearing aides without taking Dr. Cliff's advice for REM.

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  8. Dr. Cliff, I learned from you that if they do not perform Real Ear Measurements, then we don't do business. I have had hearing aids done with and without REM, and the difference is real. Thanks!

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  9. I was looking at the ad for "Lively Hearing Aids" I took the hearing test and I do need Hearing Aids. They will take my readings and programed a set and give 90 day free trial and they said I can reprogram them through my phone as needed for 3 years. Have you heard of these Hearing Aids and do have any experience with them?

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