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AURICAL HIT Applications Part 1 - Applications for Hearing Instrument Fittings and Beyond

1 Hour  

Hearing instrument test boxes can provide clinicians with invaluable information about hearing instrument function, from evaluating technical status using electroacoustic analysis to assessing gain and output and advanced feature performance. This course will highlight the process for each of these using the Otometrics Aurical HIT. Additionally, clinical applications for these techniques will be overviewed.

Upcoming Live Webinars

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST
CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0
Preview Exam

Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course learners will be able to identify the benefits of using a hearing instrument test box in the fitting clinic.
  • After this course learners will be able to list the steps for programming/pre-programming hearing instruments using Aurical HIT.
  • After this course learners will be able to describe the feature-to-benefit comparison for noise reduction and directionality features.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction/Welcome
5-15 Minutes Applications of HIT systems and overview of Otometrics Aurical HIT Systems and OTOsuite software
15-30 Minutes Programming/pre-programming instrument gain and output using Aurical HIT
30-45 Minutes Verifying noise reduction and adaptive directionality using Aurical HIT
45-55 Minutes Assessing electroacoustic performance using Aurical HIT
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q& A

Course Presenters

wendy switalski

Wendy Switalski, AuD

Audiology Development Manager

Wendy Switalski, Au.D. is the Audiology Development Manager at Audiology Systems Inc. Prior to joining the company,  Dr. Switalski was the president of Audiometric Consultants Inc., an instrumentation distribution company, and a consultant to Otometrics, a leading manufacturer of hearing and balance equipment. Additionally, she has a private audiology practice in metro-Detroit serving both adult and pediatric populations;and also serves as audiologist for the South Pacific territory of American Samoa. Dr. Switalski has previously served on the boards of the Michigan Academy of Audiology and the Rotary Club of Waterford and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Global ENT Outreach. She holds a Master’s degree in audiology from the University of Northern Colorado, an M.B.A. from Saginaw Valley State University, and an Au.D. from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry School of Audiology Wendy Switalski is the Audiology Development Manager at Audiology Systems Inc., an exclusive distributor of Otometrics products.  She has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

jack scott

Jack Scott, PhD

Field Development Audiologist

Jack M. Scott is the Eastern United States Field Development Audiologist for GN Otometrics/Audiology Systems Incorporated.  He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Audiology from The University of Texas at Austin, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas.  He is a past Vice President of Audiology for the Ontario regulating body for audiologists and speech-language pathologists.  Prior to joining GNO/ASI, he was an Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor in Audiology at Western University in London, Ontario.  Dr. Scott is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Dr. Scott’s areas of interest include adult and geriatric hearing assessment and hearing remediation, vestibular assessment, telehealth, and audiology outreach.


Presenter Disclosure: Wendy Switalski: Financial: Wendy Switalski is an employee of Audiology Systems. Non-financial: Wendy Switalski has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Jack Scott: Financial: Jack Scott is an employee of Audiology Systems. Non-financial: Jack Scott has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Otometrics and Audiology Systems in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Otometrics and Audiology Systems products and services and will not include info on other products or services.

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Australian College of Audiology

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Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (AHIP) represents and guide its members in their practice which include, the testing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and associated devices in the best interest of the hard of hearing of Ontario. Audiology Online is an approved provider of approved educational activities for AHIP Members. One hour of coursework equals 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

British Academy of Audiology

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Canadian Academy of Audiology

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International Hearing Society

This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies. To learn more about earning IHS CE Credit, click here.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035. is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board to provide CEUs, approval number PDP 267.

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 1.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

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