We make hearing aid fittings easier
Child friendly hearing care goes beyond the development of paediatric products and into the realm of fitting software. This is because the fitting protocol for children typically differs from that used with adults.
In a paediatric fitting, audiologists may be working with audiometric data of varying formats, special fitting rationales, different assumptions on how automatic features should be set and a different approach to verification.
To support paediatric audiologists in their daily work, we developed Genie’s paediatric fitting mode.
The paediatric fitting mode in Oticon’s Genie software addresses the needs of children with hearing loss – and the professionals taking care of them.
Give children the opportunity to develop their language
To make it easier to fit children and teens up to the age of 16, we have introduced a more flexible way of handling paediatric default settings in Genie.
Easy-to-use default settings
For children aged 0-3 years, Directionality and Noise Management are set to OFF. For children aged 4-16 years, Directionality and Noise Management are set to ON.
The hearing aids’ push button is disabled for all paediatric fittings – meaning that the volume control is OFF and only one program is prescribed.
These default settings can be easily altered to suit your personal preferences.
Developed through thorough research
DSL v5.0a m[i/o] is the paediatric fitting standard developed at the University of Western Ontario. Supported by years of research evidence and paediatric fitting experience, we believe DSL v5.0a m[i/o] is the most child-friendly fitting rationale available. It keeps speech cues audible and comfortable in all situations to give children every opportunity to develop their language and communication skills.
This latest version of DSL is based on feedback from children and research studies. It supports the potential offered by today’s advanced hearing instruments and helps hearing care professionals fit increasingly younger children.