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Can you use the Comfort Digisystem for Auditory Processing Problems?

Michelle Mattingly, AuD, CCC-A

February 10, 2014



Can you use the Comfort Digisystem for auditory processing or concentration problems?


Absolutely.  The DH10 receiver is a great option for this, and we do have other options as well in our consumer line.  While the DH10 is a neck loop receiver, you can also utilize it with a set of headphones or earbuds.  You can adjust the volume so it does not get too loud, which is important for children with disorders that do not encompass hearing loss.  You can use the DM05, DM10, or even the CD10 conference microphone.   

A product specifically for auditory processing is the Comfort Audio Contego system, which is in our comfort line.  It is distributed more as a direct-to-consumer product.  Children can monitor their own voice and the teacher’s voice coming through the transmitter.   Dr. Jeanane Ferre, an audiologist in Chicago who specializes in auditory processing, has recommended the Comfort Digisystems for students.  She likes the Contego because children can monitor their own voice. 

These questions and answers were taken from the Comfort Audio course, Why DM/FM?  Register here to view the course in its entirety. For more information about Comfort Audio, visit or the Comfort Audio Expo Page on AudiologyOnline.

Michelle Mattingly, AuD, CCC-A

Director of Training and Education

Dr. Mattingly received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University, Master of Science degree from Illinois State University, and her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University.  She is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and currently holds her Illinois State Audiology License.  Dr. Mattingly began her career at a not-for-profit clinic where she was a clinical and educational audiologist working with hearing impaired patients ranging in ages from 3 months to 101 years young.  Her duties included diagnosing and remediating hearing loss, conducting aural rehabilitation with her patients, providing educational audiology support including fitting and maintain of FM systems, as well as testing and diagnosing Central Auditory Processing Disorders.  Dr. Mattingly then moved to work at one of the largest hearing instrument manufacturers where she conducted technical support for advanced hearing instrument fittings.  She was then quickly promoted to customer training where she traveled around the country training other audiologists and hearing health care professionals on the advances in the hearing instrument technology and testing procedures. As a member of the training team, Dr. Mattingly conducted clinical trials with new hearing instrument technologies and published and presented her work at numerous audiology conferences.  Dr. Mattingly currently is the educational and training audiologist with Comfort Audio, INC, where she trains customers and staff as well as trouble shoots advance digital modulation systems.

Dr. Mattingly, her husband Kevin and their two young children live in Volo, IL where they love spending time outdoors, traveling and playing and watching sports. Dr. Mattingly is involved in FORCE, a Breast and Ovarian Cancer Fundraising and Educational Organization.

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