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Course: #27450

Clinical Verification of Ear Level FM Systems: Classroom & Personal Use Applications

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1 Hour  

This course will define and demonstrate how Audioscan hearing instrument fitting and verification technology can be used to implement the most current recommended FM verification procedures, and how these procedures can be used for both the verification of FM and any remote microphone technology.

Course created on March 3, 2016

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Advanced; 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
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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course learners will be able to explain how to implement an electroacoustic test procedure that verifies transparency of FM systems.
  • After this course learners will be able to demonstrate how to conduct an on-ear test of FM systems to verify target attainment and aided speech audibility.
  • After this course learners will be able to describe how to apply these test procedures with any remote microphone technology.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Overview of FM Systems
10-25 Minutes Overview of reference guidelines for testing FM Systems
25-40 Minutes Electroacoustic Testing of Transparency
40-50 Minutes Behavioral Testing of FM System Advantage
50-55 Minutes On-Ear Verification of FM Only
55-60 Minutes Summary and Conclusion

Course Presenter

dave smriga

Dave Smriga, MA

Senior Audiology Consultant

David J. Smriga is senior audiology consultant for Audioscan, a division of Etymonic Design, Inc., a major manufacturer of hearing instrument verification and fitting equipment.  Mr. Smriga received his master’s degree in audiology from Northern Illinois University in 1976.  During his subsequent career, Mr. Smriga has held positions in both clinical and research audiology at the Health Sciences Center In Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba Medical School, as well as senior management positions in sales, marketing, product management and public relations for some of the industry’s leading hearing instrument manufacturing firms.  Mr. Smriga has conducted over 600 lectures in North America and in Europe, and has authored over fifty publications ranging in topic from inter-operative brainstem monitoring to counselor selling.  For the last fourteen years, Mr. Smriga has been Audioscan’s chief lecturer on the use of real-ear measurement technology and audibility-based fitting strategies.  He is well known for his unique way of presenting complex information in a clear, logical and understandable way.  


Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Dave Smriga is employed by Audioscan. Non-financial: Dave Smriga has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Audioscan in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

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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.

AudiologyOnline.com 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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