How to videos
Video: How to assemble ActiveVent
Video: How to change from a Universal Slimtip AV
Video: How to assemble ActiveVent and Slimtip
Video: How to assemble MAV to SlimTip Titanium
Video: How to exchange MAV receiver
Video: How to wear hearing aid with SlimTip Titanium
Video: How to clean hearing aid
Video: How to change HF3 wax filter on Universal SlimTip
Video: How to change HF3 wax filter on SlimTip Titanium
Video: How to change from Universal SlimTip AV to SlimTip Titanium
Video: How to assemble MAV to Universal SlimTip
Video: How to prepare and assemble SlimTip Titanium AV with SlimTip Link AV and MAV
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the expected lifespan of an ActiveVent receiver?
A: ActiveVent receiver has a small mechanical vent built in. The small delicate mechanical parts are complex and therefore susceptible to contamination such as dust, wax and moisture. Lifespan of the ActiveVent receiver is therefore dependent on proper clean and care of the receiver, specifically for wax, however we expect an approximate lifespan of 6 months.
Q: Can you hear ActiveVent opening and closing?
A: The physical opening and closing of the vent within the chamber of the receiver creates a sound that is audible to the client.
Q: Who is an ideal candidate for ActiveVent
ActiveVent is not recommended for client that report problematic/severe tinnitus as the change in acoustic gain when the vent opens and closes may affect the awareness of their tinnitus. A: There are a few considerations when deciding if you client is suitable for ActiveVent
a) Lifestyle considerations
ActiveVent offers hearing performance benefit in challenging social situations and for streaming signals. Therefore ActiveVent is ideal for clients who lead an active lifestyle and are often in challenging speech in noise situations. In these situations ActiveVent will close and provide additional boost in speech intelligibility. ActiveVent also provides superior streamed quality and therefore would be of great benefit for clients who are active users of their smartphones (e.g. phone calls, streaming etc) or enjoy watching TV.
b) Ear anatomy and physiology
The ActiveVent receiver is larger than the M-receiver and therefore requires a suitable canal shape and size. The fit rate of the ActiveVent vent has been optimized with SlimTip titanium AV, as the shell thickness of titanium is 0.2 mm compared to the acrylic Slimtip (0.75mm).
Clients with very waxy ears or known middle ear pathologies would not be suitable for ActiveVent due to the delicate nature of the vent mechanics.
c) Severe tinnitus and/or reduced loudness discomfort levels
ActiveVent is not recommended for client that report problematic/severe tinnitus as the change in acoustic gain when the vent opens and closes may affect the awareness of their tinnitus.
For clients that report discomfort from loud sounds the sound of the vent opening and closing may be annoying. For some clients performing loudness discomfort measures may be a useful indication of acceptance of the vent sound.
See “ActiveVent Candidacy checklist"