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I realized early on that there is quite a limitation to the information from sound booth testing after reaching a stable MAP. The sound booth testing could show great access across frequencies yet I knew there was a definite problem with certain voices, certain phoneme confusion or sound quality.
This is when I realized that CI MAPping is both an art and a science.
Keep a list of problem areas. Be as specific as you can. Keep discussing it with your audiologist.
I hope you find a fabulous MAP soon.
Thank you @Mary Beth for posting this article. This research addresses the problem that carries over from what I viewed as the biggest in programming hearing aids. After the audiologist have made their best guess and the quality is not good, it is very difficult for a patient to explain what they are hearing in a way that the audiologist can understand the description and make correct adjustments. I am experiencing some of this with ci mapping as well. Overall my progress has been exceptionality good but television continues to be a struggle for me. The phone was very good on an early mapping but degraded on later mappings. Most people sound great, but some dont. I could understand my daughter almost perfect on an early mapping but can hardly carry on a conversation now. The problem now is I dont remember which was the good mapping, SHOULD HAVE KEPT NOTES. Maybe we will find it and the audiologist can setup a program for phone use. Maybe the audiologist can listen to my daughter on the phone and make adjustments from what she hears. I hope that this research at Vanderbilt will benefit all of us.