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Great hearing experiences with devices require unique testing methods. Coates Hearing Clinic, P.A. uses our one-of-a-kind Coates Café to improve the hearing aid wearer’s experience. This is the only room of its type and has become a necessary commodity for device wearers that want the best compatibility.

Adjusting to new hearing aids

Hearing accuracy is an important part of the setup process. During the fitting, live speech mapping is a process used to visualize hearing data. This is a modest improvement over traditional methods that required multiple tests. The Coates Café is the perfect companion exercise to live speech mapping and is exclusive to the Coates Hearing Clinic, P.A.

Why Coates Café matters

Real-world settings are not accounted for when getting new hearing aids. What sounds good in an office setting won’t work well in a public setting. Coates Café simulates different environmental circumstances to maximize the accuracy of newly programmed hearing devices. Understanding the audio quality of a hearing device is only one of the advantages of the session.

Coates Café does more by providing full-set pieces for immersion. This helps get hearing aid wearers comfortable enough to act and talk normally while the test is running in the background. Overall, it is the quickest way to provide real-world tests of a hearing aid. Any issues with leveling or adjustments are hammered out in a timely and unobtrusive fashion.

Different environments 

Background noise is mimicked by the use of a subwoofer and several speakers. The Coates Café can play multiple types of sounds to suit the environment it is being tested for. A restaurant, group setting, noisy city and more are available for testing at any time.

Crowded spaces make it difficult to ascertain the effectiveness of a new hearing device. The biggest hurdle of new hearing aids is figuring out how well they handle different environments. Forcing a user to adjust hearing aids in real-time is stressful, and can lead to complications with settings. With the Coates Café, device wearers can realize the full potential of their hearing aids without any of the associated stress levels. It is the safest way to test drive the more advanced settings of a hearing device with a trained audiologist present.