Beltone Trust White Paper - Engage users and reinvent your Fittings
Along with hearing aid connectivity to smart devices comes hearing aid apps. Hearing aid apps provide the user with both more advanced and at the same time more discreet ways to interact with their hearing aids. Nevertheless, training in using apps takes a backseat in most hearing aid fittings, and they have greater potential for benefit to users than is currently realized. This paper describes a study exploring how the Beltone HearMax app could be incorporated in an interactive fitting to promote greater user engagement as well as accomplish training in app use. Compared to a more conventional fitting method where users take a passive role, outcomes were similar. However, those fit using the app to involve them actively in the fitting preferred fine-tuned settings that were closer to prescriptive targets in the high frequencies than those fit with the conventional method.