Basic principles of Real Ear Measurement (REM)
Verification of hearing aid fittings is essential to ensure that the gain and output of the hearing instruments are accurate. Real-Ear Measurement (REM) is the only way to verify the programming of each hearing aid. This involves adjusting the sound measurements directly in front of the tympanic membrane, using a REM probe measurement tube to match the output to validated prescriptive targets displayed via a probe microphone system. The output is calibrated using a soft, medium, and loud input signal (such as ISTS).
REM may seem technically challenging, but it is not as difficult as it may seem! To become more comfortable with it, we need to familiarize ourselves with the equipment, dive in, and practice!
On October 26th, Clayton Fisher, a clinical audiologist, audiology consultant, and owner of Treat Hearing Health Care, hosted a webinar titled "Roll up your sleeves: (Hands-on) REM basics with CARL".
During the course, the speaker provided practical tips and tricks for learning the essential hands-on techniques and skills required to become proficient and confident in performing and interpreting REM. Clayton demonstrated these crucial REM procedures by performing a complete hearing aid fitting on an audiology simulator called CARL, using our Trumpet REM system.
Let yourself be guided in a hearing aid fitting session!
Watch the webinar “Roll up your sleeves: (Hands-on) REM basics with CARL” published on Inventis Partner Pages in Audiologyonline!
After this course, participants will be able to:
- feel more comfortable with the Trumpet and Maestro software
- feel more comfortable with calibration and techniques needed to ensure accuracy
- feel comfortable interpreting REM results and fitting data and improving upon it
Start a friendship with your REM system. It will last a lifetime!