FM transparency can be defined as “the condition in which equal inputs to the FM and hearing aid microphones produce equal outputs from the hearing aid.” The verification method is according to the AAA Clinical Practice Guidelines for Remote Microphone Hearing Assistance Technologies for Children and Youth Birth to 21 Years. For more information, please refer to the AAA Guidelines.
FM transparency consists of 3 easy coupler measurements:
NOTE: FM Transparency assumes that the hearing aid has already been programmed to match the targets, according to the patient’s hearing loss and patient needs. Therefore, there is no need to show targets on the screen. Targets and Fitting prescription information will not appear on the main screen when the FM transparency is chosen.
The FM Transparency setup guide will pop up when the above protocol is chosen, instructing the HCP on how to setup for FM Transparency verification ( The FM Transparency test is a coupler test, therefore the protocol will start up in coupler mode by default. Coupler mode is indicated by a hearing instrument attached to a coupler on the main screen.):