Hearing Aid Fitting: New Ear-Tips Proven Effective in Clinical Practice
Our new study shows that new ear-tips are a valuable addition to the hearing aid fitting process. With the help of new ear-tips, HCPs can help more people experience the benefits of Widex hearing aids.
If you're a hearing care professional, you know that finding the right hearing aid fit for your patients is crucial in managing hearing loss and ensuring the best possible performance from hearing aids. New research shows that new ear-tip options for hearing aid users make that process even easier.
The importance of hearing aid ear-tips
Our recent study shows that the same ear-tip can have substantially different acoustic properties in different ears. That’s why Widex developed a new set of ear-tips for Moment RIC hearing aids. These ear-tips were designed to improve the fit and comfort of hearing aids for users of almost all ear shapes and sizes.
To measure their effectiveness in real-life clinical practice and diverse ear types, Widex conducted another study to see what 15 hearing care professionals (HCPs) and 41 end-users thought about the new hearing aid ear-tips.
Key study findings include:
- Easy to fit
With the new recommendations, HCPs reported a high overall satisfaction with ease of fitting, with none reporting dissatisfaction. New recommendations may save time for the HCP and result in a more comfortable and effective fit for the patient.
- Satisfied HCPs, happy patients
HCPs consistently prefer the new ear-tips - and patients are happy too. They gave top ratings for comfort, placement, and sound quality.
- More options
The new ear-tips provide a wider range of options for patients with different ear canal shapes and sizes. With the addition of the Sleeve power, Sleeve vented and Round open ear-tips, HCPs can now provide a better fit for patients who may have previously had difficulty with traditional ear-tips. This can lead to improved comfort and satisfaction.
Overall, the survey results demonstrate that the new ear-tips are a valuable addition to the hearing aid fitting process. For patients, that means a comfortable fit and a personalised sound. With the help of new ear-tips, HCPs can help more people experience the benefits of Widex hearing aids.