Updated: Friday, 17 Apr 2009, 2:57 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 13 Oct 2008, 12:26 PM EDT
The hearing experts at Kaczmarski Hearing can do an amazing job
of fine-tuning your hearing instruments with the ReSound Audio
Verification Environment (RAVE) system.
RAVE is a multi-media, surround-sound fitting system. This remarkably realistic system simulates many "real-world" environments including ringing telephones, children speaking, noisy restaurants, and the everyday sounds encountered in a car.
Here's how it works. A patient with hearing instruments sits in between the surround-sound speakers. An audiologist then plays any of 250 pre-recorded sounds off of a computer system and asks how they sound to the patient. Adjustments are then made to the hearing instruments.
RAVE leads to a more individualized fitting experience that matches the patient's unique listening needs. In the end, it gives the patient higher levels of satisfaction and fewer trips back to the audiologist.