DIY School Hearing Aids (v2.2)

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Click this Access Portal for → DIY School Hearing Aids (v2.2) Cloud Storage
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What is DIY School Hearing Aids? It’s simply a collection of PDF files residing in cloud storage. Click one of the Access Portal to have a quick look at the PDF files inside DIY School Hearing Aids. The PDF files provide help with many self programming tasks, including the following two prerequisites.

  1. Software Prerequisite: Download the fitting software. Read about software download instructions in the first PDF file named (01 Free Hearing Aid Fitting Software). The links within that PDF file may take you to directly a download site or, provide community share instructions for how to obtain hidden software.
  2. Hardware Prerequisite: In addition to obtaining free fitting software, you will also need to use a Hearing Aid Programming Device/hardware. For most (but not all) recently sold hearing aids, the device you will need is Noahlink Wireless. Some think that Remote Fitting can be used take the place of this hardware prerequisite. It cannot! Sorry, it requires a professional account! This non-trivial task will require your due diligence!
That’s it, Ta-da!!

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Tip for getting started with DIY Self Fitting: Read these DIY School Hearing Aids PDF files:
  • 02 How to Program Your Hearing Aids
  • 01 What to Expect for your First Fit
Tip for finding fitting software: Read the DIY School Hearing Aids PDF file named (01 Free Hearing Aid Fitting Software). Also scroll down below to find recent posts/comments from others seeking free fitting software. Feel free to post your own request for free fitting software below, as a new reply on this thread/topic. You will likely find other DIYers who are willing to share.

Appendix: List of frequently requested software;
  • Phonak Target 9.1.0 (or latest) for Newer/Current
  • Oticon Genie 2 2024.1 (or latest) for Newer/Current
  • Rexton Connexx 9.11.10/RexFit9.11.10 for Rexton Newer/Current
  • Connexx 9.11.10/SiFit9.11.10 for Signia Newer/Current
  • GN ReSound Smart Fit 1.18 (or latest) for newer/current hearing aids and Aventa 3 for older/Legacy hearing aids
  • Starkey Pro Fit 2024.1 aka-3.0 (or latest) for newer/current hearing aids
  • Starkey Inspire X 2023.1 for older/Legacy hearing aids
  • Unitron Unitron TrueFit 5.5.1 for Newer/Current
  • Widex Compass GPS 4.7 (or latest) for Newer/Current
  • Philips HearSuite 2024.1 (or latest) for Newer/Current

Appendix: List of less-frequently requested software;
  • Bernafon Oasis 26.2 / Oasis 2019.2 software for Older/Legacy
  • Bernafon OasisNxt 2024.1 (or latest) software for Newer/Current
  • Rexton Connexx 6.5.5/RexFit6.8.4 for Older/Legacy
  • Connexx6.5.5/SiFit6.10 for Signia older/legacy
  • Connexx7.5.2/SiFit7.5.1 for Signia intermediary/legacy
  • Oticon Genie 2017.1 for older/legacy
  • Phonak iPFG2.6e - Legacy
  • Phonak PFG8.6c - Legacy
  • Unitron Ufit for older/legacy
  • Unitron Unifit5.52A even older legacy
  • Widex COMPASS V5 - Legacy
  • A&M Connexx 9.6.6 with AMFit 9.6.10 (or latest) for newer/current
  • Argosy iPFG
  • Audifon (AudiFit4 and AudiFit5)
  • Audio Service Connexx6.5.4/AudioFIT6.8.5 for older/legacy
  • Audio Service Connexx9.8.5/AudioFit9.8.11 (or latest) for newer/current
  • Aurafit Relate-United HealthCare for newer/current Relate/Unitron
  • Beltone Solus Max 1.17 + BT Solus Pro 1 (both included in the same download)
  • Danavox Danafit 1.5
  • Electone Elecfit6.4
  • EXPRESSfit 6.4 for legacy Sonic products
  • EXPRESSfit 2017 for older Sonic products
  • EXPRESSfit PRO 2022.2.1 (or similar) for newer/current
  • Hansaton Connexx6.5.5/HansaFit6.21 for older/legacy
  • Hansaton Connexx8.3.6/HansaFit8.3.0 for intermediary/legacy
  • Hansaton Scout 3.6.1 for newer/current
  • GN ReSound Interton fitting_1.18 (or latest) + appraise2.4, also compufit 4.4
  • Miracle Ear Harmony6.5.4/me6.10.3 for older/legacy
  • Miracle Ear HarmonyII9.0.8/me9.0.5 for newer/current
  • NewSoundFit 6.1.12 for Newsound
Appendix: List of re-branded Starkey fitting software;
  • AGX/AudigyGroup
  • Amplifon
  • Audibel
  • Audika
  • AudioSync (Brazil = Portuguese) (Pro Akustik = German)
  • Horex (German/Deutsche)
  • KIND
  • Lisound (Chinese/Zhongguo)
  • Medtronic
  • MicroTech
  • Starkey
  • NuEar
  • Visaudio (French/Francaise)

  • Disclaimer: Hearing aids come in different models for different hearing losses (mild, moderate, severe, profound). Heed the warnings that come with power hearing aids like this example>> CAUTION: BTE Power hearing aid is a powerful hearing instrument. If you have been fitted with BTE Power, never allow others to wear your hearing instruments as incorrect usage could cause permanent damage to their hearing.
  • Disclaimer: These DIY School hearingdocuments are not meant to encourage self-fitting of your hearing aids. It can be technically challenging and is not for everyone. Though, if you have already decided to self-fit your hearing aids then you may benefit from this extra information on the subject. Also this extra information may come in handy simply for gaining more knowledge about what your audiologist is doing (or not doing) for you.
  • Disclaimer: The author of these documents did not invent Anonymous Community File Sharing. Community file sharing predates anything this author has envisioned, or written, or published.
 
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Added a mechanism to click any PVC's forum signature link for the DIY School Access Portal.
 
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Transition from the other forum problem, which is fixed now.
 
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Added a new PDF file (01 What to Expect for your First Fit) to DIY School.
You can find and Click the Access Portal above to view all the DIY School PDF files!
 
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Updated DIY School (v2.1) PDF file named (01 Free Hearing Aid Fitting Software) to include;
  • Will the fitting software run on my computer? The best answer for this question is typically found in a document published by the manufacturer and named (System Requirements). These along with other helpful documents are linked in each of the DIY School documents that begin with the name of "Fitting Instructions...". Generally, the fitting software works only on Windows Systems, or on Apple/Mac computers under emulation (example: Parallels Desktop for Mac or the free Boot Camp) though emulation still requires Windows to be installed. Caveat; The newer ARM Apple computers lack a driver for the most popular Hearing Aid Programming Device (Noahlink Wireless). In other words, your Apple/Mac computer needs to run on (Intel Silicon/non ARM computers) in order to use the Noahlink Wireless driver. The non-workable ARM (Apple Silicon) computers are listed in a DIY School PDF file named (04 Noahlink Wireless Instructions For Use).
  • Older Windows 7 may not be supported for some fitting software (Oticon Genie2 2021 or later).
 
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Added a new (DIY School (v2.1) PDF file named (Hearing Aid Tips);
 
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Did you know that the (almost industry standard hearing aid programming device) Noahlink Wireless will begin to go obsolete this year (2023)?

Here an extract from the new (DIY School (v2.1) PDF file named (Hearing Aid Tips). Though the actual PDF file itself will likely be updated in the future, as are most other (DIY School (v2.1) PDF files;

Hearing Aid Tips

This DIY School PDF file offers (and may repeat) some common Tips.

Fitting Software/Hardware:

  • Don’t pay for free fitting software! I’m not saying that the fitting software is not copyrighted, it is. I’m saying it’s foolish to follow a common practice of paying EBay thieves for fitting software.
  • Don’t use the Noah system software (currently Noah4 or Noah-ES). The fitting software has it’s own standalone database to replace Noah database functions.
  • For DIY self programming you will need a hearing aid programming device/hardware. You cannot use Remote fitting.
  • Before connecting your hearing aids to the fitting software you need to prep the hearing aids by off/on cycling the hearing aids, or accomplishing the same off/on cycle by briefly placing rechargeable hearing aids in the charger and then removing them after a few seconds.
  • All wireless proprietary hearing aid programming devices are going obsolete. To name a few; (iCube, iCube II, FittingLINK, EXPRESSlink, etc).
  • The (almost industry standard ) Noahlink Wireless hearing aid programming device will be going obsolete and be replaced by Noahlink Wireless 2 which is expected to be released later in 2023.

Domes and Molds:

  • Domes for one manufacturer’s receivers/speakers tend to fit other manufacturer’s receivers/speakers.
  • Wire size/length for receivers/speakers tend to be one size longer for custom molds, or one size shorter for domes (depending on how you look at it). Bottom line, there is a slight difference for wire length, and if you have a perfect wire length for domes and the length already fits tight, then that same wire length may be too short/tight when switching to custom molds.

Hearing Aid Hardware:

  • Premium models hearing aids are the same hardware as the cheaper models. The cheaper models are just defeatured. Also, your left hearing aid is the exact same hardware as your right hearing aid. That is, until each is assigned as left or right by the fitting software.
  • Some Trial hearing aids (Unitron) feature annoying beeps when the trial period expires. This can be reset by using the fitting software to start another/new trial period

Hearing Aid Dryers:

Rechargeable hearing aids are unable to use hearing aid dryers because they must be charged each night instead of sitting in a hearing aid dryer. Maybe modern hearing aids are more moisture resistant than they were in the past? I dunno? It's a conundrum for long time users of hearing aid dryers.
 
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  • There are no derogatory comments in DIY School about other forums, forum owners, forum managers, or forum moderators, period!
  • If anyone can show me one instance of anything that can be construed as such, then I will correct it!
  • Truth be told, I have a high level of respect for other forums and their forum owners, forum managers, and forum moderators!
 
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Hi;
All Hearing Aid fitting software is designed to run on Windows only. Though, it can be run using emulation (Parallels, or free Boot Camp) for Apple computers. Though, there is another problem that may (or may not) affect you. That is, if your Apple computer is (Apple Silicon and not Intel Silicon) then you will be missing a driver for Noahlink Wireless hearing aid programming device. Here's a clip from a DIY School Hearing Aids PDF file named (01 Free Hearing Aid Fitting Software).
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btw> I think you were asking about Oticon Oticon Genie2 2023.1. Check your PM/Private Message/Conversation.
 
New Software Update (Starkey Pro Fit Version 2023.0.35068.0). If you already have Starkey Pro Fit installed then you can download and install this using the Starkey Updater in your Windows Sys Tray. Alternatively, if you don't have Starkey Pro Fit installed, then you can setup Starkey Inspire for legacy hearing aids, and also Starkey Pro Fit 2023.0 (or latest) for newer/current hearing aids using the three steps that are described in a DIY School Hearing Aids PDF file named (01 Free Hearing Aid Fitting Software).

Apologies for posting twice. This seems a better place.
 
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New Software Update (Connexx9.9.3 SiFit 9.9.0 forSignia). If you already have Connexx9 installed then you can download and install this using the Connexx Updater in your Windows Sys Tray. Alternatively, if you don't have Connexx9 installed then you can try reading a DIY School Hearing Aids PDF file named (01 Free Hearing Aid Fitting Software).

Apologies for posting twice. This seems a better place.
 
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Phonak Target has added (Phonak Target Product Catalog) to its Built-In Updates feature in addition to (Phonak Target, Phonak Target Media, and Phonak Target Sounds). I am guessing that the Product Catalog was previously hard-coded into the Phonak Target software and now its an external table. Here's a clip from a DIY School Hearing Aids PDF file named (Fitting Instructions Phonak Target);

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You can obtain instructions for fitting Audibel hearing aids from a DIY School Hearing Aids PDF file named (01 Free Hearing Aid Fitting Software). Actually, Audibel is just one of several rebranded Starkey hearing aids. There are others too which can be programmed using these instructions. Tip: The below instruction may become outdated, so it's always best to reference the DIY School PDF file which is kept up-to-date.

The instructions have moved to a separate forum topic. Here's a link;
Starkey Multi-Brand fitting software for Audibel +Plus several other brands
 
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i was looking for the links to download the softwares, how to do it?
Hansaton Connexx and Hansaton Scout, myabe somebody have copies on it..thanks
 
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