Proper fitting by audiologist David Keck

Audiologist David Keck: For proper fitting, David inserts a microphone into the ear canal while the aid is worn, and then carries out Real Ear Measuring (REM).
Audiologist David Keck: For proper fitting, David inserts a microphone into the ear canal while the aid is worn, and then carries out Real Ear Measuring (REM).

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David Keck is an audiologist with over 40 years’ experience. He always fits hearing aids using Real Ear Measurement (REM).

“REM allows a hearing aid to be fine-tuned to your hearing loss,” David Keck says. “This includes how the hearing aid automatically varies its responses to varying levels and types of noise, including unwanted background noises.

“If your aids were not fitted using REM, you do not know whether you are receiving the optimal amplification that you need.”

Fitting a hearing aid isn’t just a matter of placing them into a person's ears. And it is not just a matter of setting a person's hearing test results into the hearing aid manufacturers’ software (which allows fitters to provide an aid that amplifies according to such results).

A fitter needs to insert a microphone into the ear canal while the aid is worn and then carry out Real Ear Measurement (REM).

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Currently, David Keck is recommending Bernafon and Oticon hearing aids because they have both been released with a new faster processing chip which means much less delay in getting amplified speech through the amplifier and down into the ear canal.

“The Bernafon and Oticon hearing aids are going like hotcakes,” David said. “This is because clients appreciate the improved clarity and performance of these aids in noisier situations.”

David Keck is not aligned with any hearing aid manufacturer and does not receive any commission for selling any particular hearing aid. This means that you can get the hearing aids most suitable for you without bias or favour plus all of the major manufacturers’ hearing aids are in stock.

Hearing aids are available for a FREE 45-day trial to allow clients to make fully informed decisions.​ As a Christmas bonus, if you mention this article, you will receive five years’ supply of batteries at no cost with your hearing aid purchase.

For an appointment, call 4228 7199. Located at Shop 22 Piccadilly Centre, 341 Crown St, Wollongong, see hearingaidswollongong.com.au/services.