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What are the Guidelines for Sonic Bliss IIC?

Erin Reichert, MS

February 24, 2014

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Question

Bliss100 has an IIC available? Are there any guidelines I should follow if I am considering this for my patient?

Answer

There are a couple of things you should consider before recommending an IIC for your patient. First, does your patient have good dexterity? The IIC is the smallest custom instrument, is very small and uses a size 10 battery. Their hearing loss should be within the fitting range and the ear canal needs to be a certain size to accommodate the deep fitting IIC.

So I am ready to take an impression, what do I need to know?

It’s easy taking an impression for a Sonic instrument.  The rules haven’t changed from when we first opened our doors – we ask for 5mm beyond the 2nd bend with the entire helix and concha bowl filled.  We also have a great tool that you can use when measuring that earmold impression to ensure the length, width and height will be appropriate. 

You mentioned the fitting range of the IIC; where should the patient’s thresholds be to ensure an appropriate fit?

You can expect to fit patients with hearing thresholds down to 75-80 dB HL.

For more information, please visit http://www.sonici.com/ or the Sonic Expo Page on AudiologyOnline.


erin reichert

Erin Reichert, MS

Director, Professional Services

Erin Reichert is the Director of Professional Services at Sonic and is responsible for Audiology Services as well as Customer Care. Her primary focus is to create world-class support and service in every interaction with Sonic. Prior to her current position, she held various positions of increasing responsibility within the company, most recently having been Manager of Audiology Services. Prior to joining Sonic in 2006, Erin worked at a private practice serving south-eastern Minnesota. Erin received her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison - Go Badgers!


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