Who You Are Is Key in Creating a Better Hearing Solution

We don’t believe in a cookie-cutter approach, because every hearing difficulty is unique — just like you are.

Hearing sounds is an important and powerful part of our experience. It helps create everlasting memories, evokes unforgettable moments in our lives, and can even keep us safe by helping us understand where sounds are coming from. A favorite song, the voice of a loved one, and the inimitable crunch of fall leaves under our feet — they all have the power to take us somewhere. Hearing is central to our lives in a way no other sense could ever be.

As Hearing Center of Moultrie professionals, we want to do more than help you tap into your favorite memories — we want to take you to a place where you can create new ones. So what sounds are central to your life? Are they ones that come from having dinner with loved ones at a bustling restaurant? Watching the big game on TV with your best buddies? Listening to your grandchildren’s voices on the phone or during a video call?

Whatever they might be, we’ll strive to get you there, because better is a place we can go — together.

Hearing Aid Verification

What Is Hearing Aid Verification?

Hearing aid verification is the process of determining whether a hearing aid meets a measurable standard or target setting. This is completed in several ways. First, all hearing aids are received from the manufacturer with a specification sheet. It is important to verify that the hearing aid matches the manufacturer’s specifications. This is usually done by measuring the response of a hearing aid in a special test chamber, and comparing it to the manufacturer’s specifications. There are tolerances published by the American National Standards Institute which are used to determine if a hearing aid is functioning properly. This is an internal quality control measure that we use to ensure all hearing aids are within their manufacturer’s specifications.

Secondly, it is important to verify that the hearing aid is meeting target gain and output levels. This is usually referred to as Real Ear Measurement, and involves placing a probe tube in the ear canal to measure the hearing aid’s response. There are several well-studied algorithms that are used to derive the target setting. Because hearing aid responses can vary dramatically in different ears, it is not possible to know if the hearing aid is meeting its target setting without verifying the response in the patient’s ear canal.


Why Is Hearing Aid Verification Important?

Modern, digital hearing aids are programmed for a patient’s hearing levels through computer software. The hearing aid is connected to a computer, and the manufacturer’s recommended settings are uploaded to the hearing aid’s computer chip. The manufacturer’s recommended setting is a reasonable starting point for a hearing aid fitting, but should be used in conjunction with real ear measurement to ensure a more accurate fitting. Unfortunately, research continues to show that most patients are not being fit using real ear measurements. Although real ear measurements are recommended in many best practice publications, the reality is that they continue to be dramatically underused. In the instance of direct-to-consumer hearing aid models, where the patient orders a device that has been “pre-programmed” for their hearing loss, verification testing is impossible. In most cases, the result is a wildly inaccurate fitting, resulting in poor patient satisfaction and, ultimately, hearing aid non-use.

Lifestyle Categories

Business team smiling during a meeting

Active Lifestyle

A variety of video & audio entertainment

Diverse restaurant dining

Sporting events

Outdoor activities

Demanding careers

An older couple hiking through the woods with backpacks on

Casual Lifestyle

Family gatherings


Weekly church services

Engaging conversation

Television watching

Quiet restaurant dining

Personal business meetings

An elderly grandmother smiles while holding her smiling granddaughter

Quiet Lifestyle

Friends and family over occasionally

Occasional music listening

Occasional television watching

Quiet shopping trips

Worship gatherings

An elderly couple smiling while holding their puppy inside their house during the winter

Very Quiet Lifestyle

Activities in and around the home

Hardly any television watching

Small religious services

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