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Real Ear measurements and speech mapping
  • Microphone tube is placed in patient's ear.
  • Amplification targets are created to obtain optimal hearing at all necessary frequencies.
  • The hearing aid is adjusted to the prescribed targets.

Hearing Aid Services
& Fittings

Certified Audiologists Port Jefferson NY

Dr. Martinetti will listen attentively to each patient's individual hearing aid needs and he will discuss solutions. "Test driving" hearing aids at home in different environments is essential when considering amplification. Multiple brands offered at Port Jefferson Hearing are equally important in choosing the most appropriate hearing instrument.

Real Ear measurement and speech mapping are the "Gold Standard" tests for fitting and verifying the hearing instruments and providing the correct amount and quality of amplification. Verification with these tests is part of our fitting and troubleshooting procedure and this is required by NY State Licensing Guidelines. It is also recommended by American Academy of Audiology (AAA), American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and other hearing aid dispensing organizations.

Factors that Influence the Hearing Aid System Decisions:

Physical Abilities

Can the hearing impaired patient be independent with the use, care, and maintenance of the hearing aid? Is the patient able to change batteries or are rechargeable hearing aids better?

Lifestyle – What is important to the hearing impaired patient?

  • TV
  • Bridge
  • Sports
  • Meetings
  • Ability to communicate on the phone
  • Going out to noisy restaurants
  • Listening to music
  • Movies, theater, opera, concerts
  • Hearing aid size

Budget – We have a wide range of options from leading manufacturers.

We will recommend hearing aids and accessories for the patient and provide a live demonstration that will include:

  • Quiet Background and Background Noise
  • TV
  • Music
  • Telephone
  • Hearing Aid Fitting: What to Expect: Click Details:

    Real ear measurement and Speech Mapping technology are used to custom program the hearing aids. This technology is necessary to fine tune the hearing aids according to the patients optimal hearing potential. The dispensing Audiologist will work patiently and make every effort to teach the patient to be as independent with the use and daily maintenance of their hearing aids. All patients are encouraged to bring a family member to learn about the hearing aid fitting process and follow up care.

    At least 2-3 follow up visits are scheduled at the end of the initial "Test Drive" hearing aid fitting. All visits in "Test Drive" are included in the purchase price. There is never a charge to make adjustments to the hearing aids for as long as the patient is under the care of Dr. Martinetti

  • Aided Speech in Noise Testing: Click Details

    While wearing hearing instruments in our sound treated booth, background noise is presented at various levels. Evaluation of the patient's ability to hear is recorded. Standardized testing verification: "Speech in Noise" test. Informal Assessment: Unique Sound Suite with competing "Daily Living" noises, e.g. restaurant noise, office environments, in the car etc.