Audiologists offer unique skills and expertise in the monitoring of patients exposed to ototoxic and/or vestibulotoxic medications and treatments. This course will discuss what role the Audiologist should play in a multi-disciplinary team and the challenges to creating such a team. In addition, the particular challenges inherent to monitoring a pediatric patient will be investigated.
CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 5; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; IL EITP/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0
This presentation shares the outcomes of an international seminar hosted by the Ida Institute in 2015 on the patient journey of children fitted with cochlear implants and their families. Participants will learn about parents' and professionals' needs, challenges and successes on this journey and be introduced to a new online tool, My Turn to Talk, designed to help parents better navigate their child's journey. This course is open captioned.
'The use of the videos and listening to Kate's parents explain their journey'Read Reviews
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.
'helped me to explore an area of patient assistance I knew little about and it was laid out in an easy to understand and follow format'Read Reviews
This course focuses on the importance of quality earmold impressions during the construction of a custom product. Key aspects of the custom production process will be reviewed as well as important tips and tricks shared for taking quality impressions. Participants will learn about how the appropriate earmold impression techniques and considerations will improve their patient outcomes.
A review of key journal articles on the topic of Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder - Mechanisms, Genetics and Outcomes, with application for audiology clinical practice. This webinar will be open captioned.
This course will give an overview of pediatric research regarding children with listening challenges, various classroom environment modifications, and ways to verify that a modification has truly impacted the student positively.
'Suggestions of assessment materials (CHAT, LIFE-R, etc'Read Reviews
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.
'thoughtful and well presented, lots of good information and things to consider'Read Reviews
It is important to know whether new hearing aid technologies deliver greater benefit to listeners with hearing impairment than older technologies and measuring the intervention benefits/outcomes is not as straightforward because many factors can affect the outcomes. In this talk, a series of studies will be presented to illustrate the effect of hearing aid directional microphone technology on speech understanding and listening effort (using dual-task paradigms) in a laboratory setting and in an automobile. This course is open captioned.
Cheer 20 is a sophisticated and simplified product line from Sonic that has recently been updated to include a Receiver-in-the-Ear product. Learn about the amazing Cheer 20 miniRITE in this Sonic Spotlight.
This text uses an engaging Q & A format to review the causes, signs and symptoms of vestibular impairments in children, and describes the role of the audiologist in screening, assessment and management of these disorders.
'This course presents a terrific overview of pediatric vestibular testing and disorders'Read Reviews
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.
'lots of interesting ways to help grow a sustainable practice that I had not looked at before'Read Reviews
This course will go over the proprietary Widex vent compensation, AISA. This will help users understand the importance of vent compensation in their hearing aid fittings and see why Widex is truly Unique in our employment of AISA. This course is open captioned.
While improving speech understanding for wearers will always remain a priority for hearing aid technology, it is also important for hearing aids to reduce the amount of listening effort necessary for the understanding to take place. This paper describes how primax hearing aids help minimize listening fatigue by keeping listening effort as low as possible and the sound quality of music as rich and full as possible.
'Article was very informative and easy to follow'Read Reviews
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.
Successful hearing aid fittings are the result of good communication and planning. Creating favorable and realistic expectations before fitting the device has been shown to have a positive impact on the outcome of the fitting. Demonstrations of hearing aid benefits, features, and wireless accessories should be part of the pre-fitting counseling process, and helps to manage realistic expectations for patients. This course will review ideas and techniques to demonstrate hearing aid benefit in your practice. This course is open captioned.
This course will discuss Phonak TargetMatch - an easy to use, 3 step system which directly integrates clinical measurement equipment to Phonak fitting software. Participants will discuss the current clinical REM application and limitations, and discuss the benefits of adding TargetMatch into their daily hearing aid fittings. The effective integration of real ear measurement capabilities with a single piece of equipment will lead to a more successful hearing aid fitting and higher satisfaction rate with hearing aid outcomes.
An overview of the Ponto System will be presented with focus on pediatrics. This presentation will talk about concepts of osseointegration plus an overview of the MIPS surgical procedure and a description on the newly FDA cleared abutment extender and its impact on pediatric patients. The application of signal processing and research findings on the impact of noise reduction and compression characteristics on speech intelligibility in the pediatric population will also be reviewed. The relationship between this research and the signal processing options implemented in the Ponto processors will be discussed.
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.