This course will provide a review of the latest version of Phonak Target™ fitting software including how to perform a Virto V fitting and how to update software in the future. The course will focus on the latest innovations in Phonak Target™ designed to help you define your fitting workflow.
It is important for audiologists to be aware of the rising number of medically complex children receiving cochlear implants, and prognoses for these children. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss caveats regarding cochlear implant candidacy in medically complex children.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 26683, "Advanced Management of Complex Cases." Course 26683 contains recordings of all three events from Advanced Bionic's 2015 series, Advanced Management of Complex Cases. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 26683.
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.
This course is designed to inform audiologists about the coding and reimbursement changes ahead for 2016. We will discuss CPT coding, ICD 10 coding, and PQRS, and provide information and resources to prepare participants for these changes.
'It clarified our expectations as audiologists as to what must be coded as well as explaining which diagnosis codes are appropriate for use with patients presenting different disorders'Read Reviews
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.
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For over 30 years, MarkeTrak has tracked attitudes and perceptions about hearing loss and barriers to hearing aid use. This seminar will present the findings and practice implications of MarkeTrak 9 (MT9), to include a review of the new methodology for the collection of survey data and a discussion of the survey findings in this current environment of emerging technological and governmental disruptive forces.
This course will provide an overview of wireless CROS/BiCROS solutions available from the Phonak Venture platform. In addition CROS/BiCROS candidacy and fitting of the Phonak CROS in the Phonak Target 4.1 ™ software will be reviewed.
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.
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This course will provide a step by step review of verification including how to verify audibility, SoundRecover, and CROS/BiCROS fittings. How to utilize Phonak Target™ for verification will also be reviewed.
Recent advancements have led to wireless audio signal streaming between hearing aids, making binaural audio signal processing possible. This technology has been shown to provide advanced directional benefit and can be used to enhance the eWindscreen effectiveness—we’ll refer to this as eWindscreen binaural.
This course provides a review of recent key journal articles on the topic of directional microphones, noise reduction and listening effort, and the implications for clinical audiologists, presented by Dr. Erin Picou from Vanderbilt University.
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. US rules, regulations and laws contribute to the foundation of this course and this course meets the mandated training requirements for the states of California and Connecticut.
This course provides detailed information regarding candidacy considerations and counseling for adult cochlear implant patients. Discussion will include risks, benefits, expectations and case study examples.
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.