Directionality in hearing aids is typically designed to maximize signal-to-noise ratio for speech coming from a particular direction without respect for the intent of the listener. This article describes an alternative strategy for applying directionality that includes binaural auditory processing in its design, and supports different listening strategies.
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Protocols are an essential part of any audiology practice, but what should be included? Should all patients receive the same care? This course will focus on how to create a patient centered protocol that meets the needs and addresses the complaints of the patient but also provides a complete evaluation. Cases will be presented during this case for discussion.
Wireless technology is an integral part of today’s hearing aid technology. Starkey’s proprietary 900 Sync technology is the most flexible wireless technology available. This course will focus on 900 Sync and how it is integrated into the Muse product family. Wireless accessories, user control syncing, CROS/BiCROS fittings and phone solutions will be discussed. How to access 900 Sync features within the Inspire X software will also be illustrated.
Whether you are new to fitting hearing devices, new to Oticon or a faithful Oticon customer, the Oticon Genie software has something to offer you. Genie 2015.2 is packed with exciting new features and many helpful tools that will enhance your fittings and benefit your patients.
Hundreds of hearing aid articles are published each year, many with indirect clinical applications, although these useful tidbits are not always obvious. In this course, we review relevant applied research from the past year, and uncover many useful tips and techniques that can be immediately applied to day-to-day hearing aid selection and fitting.**Note there is a break in audio from 24:14 to 24:40 (30 seconds).
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.
The landscape of our profession is changing, and it’s becoming harder to stay competitive and independent. This webinar will use case studies to demonstrate how to build and grow your private practice sustainably so you can thrive now and in the future.
ReSound’s exclusive Microphone-in-Helix design gives patients a discreet hearing solution that meets many of their needs. It brings the open fit, durability and higher gain of a BTE and mixes it with the small, cosmetically appealing size and easy insertion of an ITE. This course will highlight the benefits of the ReSound Microphone-in-Helix.
Technological limitations of today’s hearing instruments make it difficult for patients to do well in complex listening environments. In this session, attendees will be introduced to Opn: a new paradigm in hearing care which provides patients an open sound experience like never before.
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When evaluating behavioral hearing thresholds in children it's imperative to maintain the patient's attention to stimuli. In-booth controls incorporating pediatric specific tools facilitate fast and accurate testing. The addition of a different narrow band noise (NBN), known as FREquency Specific Hearing assessment (FRESH), overcomes potential limitations of traditional NBN. NBN can underestimate thresholds at a given frequency due to wider filters. This learning module will review pediatric sound field testing guidelines, stimulus effects, and improved workflow with computerized audiometry.
This course will focus on the important ethical practice issues as well as rules and regulations affecting hearing aid providers in the state of Illinois. We will address ethics as it pertains to Illinois licensure and truth in advertising legislation.
Aural rehabilitation is what sets hearing care professionals apart from the retail and online amplification options available to today’s consumer. This webinar will discuss why aural rehab is critically important to the private practitioner and how to effectively and efficiently incorporate it into a busy private practice.
In today’s healthcare environment, the complexities of diagnosing and treating medical problems are greater and the cost of providing healthcare continues to rise, as does the risk and liability associated with delivery of care. In the effort to reduce adverse audiology outcomes, this course will discuss common audiology errors, mitigation strategies, and tips for improving patient safety.
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Management strategies for tinnitus will be discussed in this course in the context of the adult evidence base and protocols and how these may (or may not) be applied to a pediatric population. Case studies will also be reviewed.
This article focuses on electroacoustic verification considerations for fitting frequency lowering hearing aids to children and adults. Specifically, it will address candidacy factors, recommended stimuli, a step-by-step verification protocol, and optional measures designed to provide guidance around the fitting and fine-tuning frequency lowering.
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This course will summarize the influential auditory research from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that shaped the profession of Audiology over the past six decades and its current delivery of clinical audiology services. Additionally it will discuss future directions in auditory research and opportunities for scientists in the field to collaborate with VA researchers.