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Getting Real (Ear) About Fitting Protocols

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1.  Which of the following is true about first fit algorithms?
  1. They are so accurate that they never need adjustment
  2. They require third party verification to ensure optimal programming
  3. Generic algorithms do not exist
  4. All of these are true
2.  What techniques are available to improve patient satisfaction throughout hearing aid use?
  1. Keeping the hearing aid out of the ear
  2. Overfit above NAL-NL2 targets
  3. Verification and validation
  4. None of these
3.  Completing REM can impact ________.
  1. Quality of the fitting
  2. Emotional response to improved hearing
  3. Professional skill level
  4. All of the above
4.  Which of the following is/are important to balance for a successful fitting?
  1. Occlusion and comfort
  2. Sound quality and occurrence of feedback
  3. Matching to a target
  4. All of the above
5.  When targets are not matched in the high frequency regions, which of the following is a good first troubleshooting technique?
  1. Stop real ear measurement and send the device in for replacement
  2. Ensure that none of the NAL, DSL, or Adaptive Phonak Digital fitting formulas have been selected
  3. Evaluate if the gain is being limited in the highs due to a poor feedback calibration
  4. All of the above

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