Phonak introduces its new custom product, the Virto V, an extremely small custom solution with all the latest technology packed inside. Also in the video check out a tour of the Phonak custom build pr...
This course will provide a review of ITE solutions in the Phonak Virto family including full shell, half shell, canal, completely in the canal and Phonak Virto V-nano as well as the features and benefits of each level of technology.
NOTE: This text course contains audio files/sound samples that can be played when reading the course online - however, if you print the course you will not be able to play/listen to these files. Course Description: Patients with hearing loss and/or tinnitus who have exceptionally strong musical talent, technical knowledge, or both may be the most challenging type of patients for audiologists to manage, but also among the most rewarding to serve. This course dissects the values of this population and discusses considerations for audiologists to address these patients’ needs most effectively.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 26346, "NIHL Webinar Series." Course 26346 contains recordings of all three events from our 2015 NIHL Webinar Series. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 26346.
This presentation covers pricing strategies available for diagnostic testing, hearing aid related items and services, and the hearing aids themselves. The importance of the breakeven analysis in effective pricing models, as well as Medicare and competition pricing is explained. Bundled and unbundled (itemized) hearing aid pricing models are discussed, along with their pros and cons, and how they function in various clinical situations.
We will discuss the different ways to utilize both Flex:trial and Flex:upgrade to increase in-clinic success, build patient trust more quickly and highlight the positive impact Flex can have on the overall patient experience. We will introduce Log It All as a powerful counselling tool that can be used to enhance the Flex:trial and Flex:upgrade solutions and highlight the advantages of this software based tool over a standard data logging feature.
The Indiana (EHDI) Alert Response System (EARS) was created to improve follow up on babies who do not pass their newborn hearing screening, who do not receive a newborn hearing screening, or who are at risk for delayed onset hearing loss. It also has improved communication among hospital and birth centers’ staff, EHDI, audiologists, family support groups and early intervention services.
With more and more publications linking untreated hearing loss to cognitive decline, falls, hospital readmission, noncompliance with medical recommendations, social isolation, and depression, it is the perfect time for audiologists to position themselves as the profession that can facilitate effective, efficient communication for individuals whose primary concern may not be hearing. This is our chance to show other health care providers the essential role we play in their patient’s success.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 26345, "Current Issues in Amplification." Course 26345 contains recordings of all three events from our 2015 series, Current Issues in Amplification. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 26345.
In this presentation, we will discuss the foundations of ethics and compliance in audiology, as well as U.S. regulations. We will explore the current Ethical Practice Guidelines on Financial Incentives from Hearing Instrument Manufacturers, the AAA and ASHA Codes of Ethics, state ethical guidelines contained in several state licensure laws, Medicare, HIPAA, the FDA Guidelines, Stark laws, Safe Harbors and Anti-kickback laws and explain, in detail, how they relate to specific scenarios we encounter in our profession. This course is part of a multi-course series, Billing, Coding and Compliance Bootcamp. Visit our course library to view the other courses in this series.
Melissa Tumblin and Ann Pipes are both mothers to children who use bone anchored hearing systems. Melissa’s daughter Alyssa (Ally) wears the Oticon Medical Ponto Plus on a softband. Ann’s son, Winslow, made his own decision to have surgery to wear his bilateral Ponto Pluses on abutments as implants. Join Melissa and Ann as they talk about how they’ve approached the decision making process around bone anchored hearing systems for their children.
This text course discusses the reasons/rationale for speech audiometry testing in children. Topics discussed include: the limitations of traditional speech testing to predict real-world performance and inform management of hearing loss; selecting appropriate test materials; procedural considerations for ensuring results are valid and clinically useful; and, a look at emerging speech testing measures. It is written in an engaging, conversational, Q&A style.
Harassment in the work place has become a prevalent topic of discussion. We have seen as society changes the rules of what is and what is not appropriate have further changed. This course will review the types of harassment, specific examples, and strategies for stopping harassment in the workplace. This course meets the mandated training requirements for the states of California and Connecticut.
The concept that a properly fitting hearing instrument is the cornerstone of a successful fitting makes perfect sense yet in the era of “off the shelf” products, the skill of making ear impressions has become somewhat of a lost art. This course reviews the ear impression process: from material selection, ear examination, impression taking and final evaluation to provide a template for maintaining the still critical skill of ear impression.
This course will provide learners a foundation in the fundamentals of the Nucleus 22 implant, including the recent upgrade capability to the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor. Programming considerations for this population will be reviewed in detail.
Oticon Medical supports the use of direct drive bone anchored hearing systems like Ponto for optimal audiological outcomes. In this course, we will outline the importance of providing direct drive amplification for audibility, speech development, and performance, offer tips for counseling patients and parents about this subject, and address some common questions about percutaneous systems.
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This course will review how over exposure to noise can lead to hearing loss. The industrial standards for occupational noise exposure limits will be discussed as well and selecting appropriate hearing protection devices.
MED-EL Cochlear Implants feature Triformance, a combination of three MED-EL technologies that work together to replicate the process of natural hearing. Structure preservation, complete cochlear coverage, and FineHearing technology provide a synergistic effect that is in sync with the normal hearing ear.
This course will educate providers on the latest wireless solutions available from Phonak including Remote Control App and ComPilot II. Additionally, we will provide detailed instructions as to how to demonstrate Phonak wireless solutions in office.
This text is a research paper comparing objective word and sentence recognition scores for a group of ten participants with a range of hearing losses using conventional audio speakers to ultrasonic emitters in a simulated at-home television viewing experience. The preponderance of data shows a significant improvement for the ultrasonic emitters. Implications for this finding are discussed.
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