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US Market Report for Real Ear Analyzers 2017 - MedCore

US Market Report for Real Ear Analyzers 2017 - MedCore

The audiologists can use these measures to evaluate the performance of the hearing aid, allowing them to establish a more accurate fit and to better tailor the function of the hearing aid to the particular hearing loss of the patient. A few of the newer versions of the device use broad-band noise, tone bursts or calibrated speech to fit hearing aids. Many also come with a colored screen enabling audiologists to show their patients the successful fit. In addition some models function as both a real ear analyzer and audiometer in a single unit, and can be controlled from an external computer. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has determined that it is best practice for audiologists to use real ear analysis on every fitting; however, only 69% of audiologists reported owning real ear analyzers in 2011 and only 19% reported using them on a routine basis. Higher post-fit satisfaction of patients fitted with hearing aids with the aid of the real ear analyzers will contribute to higher referral rates and lower hearing aid returns. In addition, audiologists will often feel the need to provide their patients with as complete diagnostics as possible; if other audiologists are using the analyzers, reticent doctors will be compelled to purchase the equipment, contributing to market growth.

Real ear analyzers are pieces of diagnostic equipment designed to provide an audiologist with an objective test of how well a hearing aid performs in the patient’s ear. They are especially important for hearing aid fittings because the shape and size of the individual’s ear canal can significantly influence the performance of the hearing aid. Sound is presented to the test person using a loud speaker and the sound intensity is measured using a microphone. A second microphone measures the sound’s intensity inside the ear canal. They measure the sound pressure level at the patient’s eardrum at given amplification settings of the hearing aid being tested. The sound pressure level recorded at the eardrum is used for evaluating response (the absolute sound pressure at the eardrum) and gain (the sound pressure at the eardrum relative to the input level).


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
U.S. HEARING AIDS AND AUDIOLOGY DEVICE MARKET OVERVIEW
COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
MARKET TRENDS
MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
MARKETS INCLUDED
KEY REPORT UPDATES
VERSION HISTORY
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
1.1 RESEARCH SCOPE
1.2 IDATA’S 9-STEP METHODOLOGY
Step 1: Project Initiation & Team Selection
Step 2: Prepare Data Systems and Perform Secondary Research
Step 3: Preparation for Interviews & Questionnaire Design
Step 4: Performing Primary Research
Step 5: Research Analysis: Establishing Baseline Estimates
Step 6: Market Forecast and Analysis
Step 7: Identify Strategic Opportunities
Step 8: Final Review and Market Release
Step 9: Customer Feedback and Market Monitoring
REAL EAR ANALYZER MARKET
2.1 INTRODUCTION
2.2 MARKET ANALYSIS AND FORECAST
2.3 DRIVERS AND LIMITERS
2.3.1 Market Drivers
2.3.2 Market Limiters
2.4 COMPETITIVE MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS
ABBREVIATIONS
List of Charts
Chart 1 1: Hearing Aids and Audiology Device Market by Segment, U.S., 2013 – 2023
Chart 1 2: Hearing Aids and Audiology Device Market Overview, U.S., 2013 & 2023
Chart 2 1: Real Ear Analyzer Market, U.S., 2013 – 2023
Chart 2 2: Leading Competitors, Real Ear Analyzer Market, U.S., 2016
List of Figures
Figure 1 1: Hearing Aids and Audiology Device Competitor Market Share Ranking by Segment, U.S., 2016 (1 of 2)
Figure 1 2: Hearing Aids and Audiology Device Competitor Market Share Ranking by Segment, U.S., 2016 (2 of 2)
Figure 1 3: Companies Researched in this Report, U.S., 2016 (1 of 2)
Figure 1 4: Companies Researched in this Report, U.S., 2016 (2 of 2)
Figure 1 5: Factors Impacting the Hearing Aids and Audiology Device Market by Segment, U.S.
Figure 1 6: Recent Events in the Hearing Aids and Audiology Device Market, U.S., 2015 – 2016
Figure 1 7: Hearing Aids and Audiology Device Markets Covered, U.S., 2016 (1 of 2)
Figure 1 8: Hearing Aids and Audiology Device Markets Covered, U.S., 2016 (2 of 2)
Figure 1 9: Key Report Updates
Figure 1 10: Version History
Figure 2 1: Real Ear Analyzer Market, U.S., 2013 – 2023
Figure 2 2: Drivers and Limiters, Real Ear Analyzer Market, U.S., 2016
Figure 2 3: Leading Competitors, Real Ear Analyzer Market, U.S., 2016

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