Outcome Measures for Fitting FM Systems Because FM systems are often interfaced with personal hearing aids through direct electrical or inductive coupling, the need for outcome measures may receive less emphasis than the fitting of personal aids. Furthermore, the hearing aids are often fit in the dispenser's office during an appointment specifically made for that ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2003
Outcome Measures for Fitting FM Systems
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  • Linda M. Thibodeau
    University of Texas at Dallas
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Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2003
Outcome Measures for Fitting FM Systems
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, October 2003, Vol. 11, 7-9. doi:10.1044/arii11.2.7
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, October 2003, Vol. 11, 7-9. doi:10.1044/arii11.2.7
Because FM systems are often interfaced with personal hearing aids through direct electrical or inductive coupling, the need for outcome measures may receive less emphasis than the fitting of personal aids. Furthermore, the hearing aids are often fit in the dispenser's office during an appointment specifically made for that purpose, while the FM system is usually provided by a school system and may be delivered to the child via an itinerant teacher. Given that children are likely using the FM system during nearly half of their waking hours when they are receiving primarily new information, it seems critical that outcome measures with the FM system are performed as part of the initial fitting process.
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