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Dr. Rachel Conter, Palm Harbor Audiologist, Sees and Corrects Once Invisible Hearing Aid Problem.

Dr. Rachel Conter uses live speech mapping with all of her patients that get hearing aids. It can even be used on patients with existing hearing aids. Live speech mapping can be done to re-program hearing aids that were not properly programmed in the first place, or if there was a major change in a patient’s hearing.

Not many hearing health providers use live speech mapping because the equipment is expensive and time consuming for the professional. Live speech mapping ensures that your hearing aids are properly programmed specifically for you. In the world of Audiology, this is called speech mapping. Typically, this is done using a segment of recorded speech. At Gardner Audiology in Palm Harbor, Florida, we prefer to use live speech. The result is a visual documentation of how your ear responds to the hearing aid.

When using live speech, the sample of speech we are testing with is natural. What hearing aid users will hear in the real world is live speech, not recorded. We can also manipulate our voices or the words we use to make sure that all frequencies of speech are included in the sample. This allows us to adjust your hearing aids to your exact prescription, all while using the same quality of sound you’ll hear in everyday life!

Dr. Conter is currently accepting new patients at her Palm Harbor, Florida location. If you are interested in scheduling a consult, please contact Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182 or email for more information.

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