PROBLEM SOLVING AND FINE-TUNING HEARING AIDS

12.1 SOLVING COMMON PROBLEMS

12.1.1 Management difficulties
12.1.2 Earmold or earshell discomfort
12.1.3 Poor earmold or earshell retention
12.1.4 Own voice quality and occlusion
12.1.5 Feedback oscillation
12.1.6 Tonal quality
12.1.7 Noise, clarity, and loudness

12.2 SYSTEMATIC FINE-TUNING PROCEDURES

12.2.1 Paired comparisons
12.2.2 Absolute rating of sound quality
12.2.3 Systematic selection by paired comparisons
12.2.4 Adaptive parameter adjustment by paired comparisons
12.2.5 Adaptive fine-tuning by absolute rating of quality
12.2.6 Fine-tuning at home with multi-memory or trainable hearing aids

12.3 CONCLUDING COMMENTS: FINE-TUNING IN PERSPECTIVE