How can I get the most out of the data tracked by my patients’ hearing aids?
You can’t solve Friday night’s challenge on Monday morning. Aside from the impossibility of time travel, chances are on Monday morning all you’ll have to work with is your patient’s subjective recollection of what was wrong and how they might have heard better.
With two new form factors boasting 2.4 GHz connectivity, the EVOKE™ RIC 312 D and BTE 13 D, Widex has taken bold technological steps to provide audiologists with more data that matters. Now, audiologists can customize their patient counseling and even hearing aid fine-tuning, while simultaneously empowering patients to solve challenging hearing situations when they arise.
SoundSense Learn, powered by a machine-learning algorithm, lets EVOKE wearers optimize their hearing by making a series of A/B hearing comparisons in the moment that they need to hear their best. Then, with Real-Life Insights (found in the latest version of Compass™ GPS), providers can review data collected on patients’ use of personal programs, including SoundSense Learn, such as:
- When the program was created
- The patient’s listening intention that prompted the interaction with SoundSense Learn
- How often the program was used
This trove of data allows audiologists to counsel and fine-tune devices based on personalized data, far more effectively than when decisions are based on what a patient happens to remember. After all, even the best of us struggle to remember accurately when we’re feeling frustrated.