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Course Details

Course # 19188
Expert Series from Siemens: Loudness Perception and OSPL90 Prescription

CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/0.1; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; Calif. HADB/1.0 Hearing Aid Related; IHS/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S0035/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

Getting loudness right can be the most critical aspect of successful hearing aid fitting. We will review the problem and discuss current ideas about addressing it to optimize patient satisfaction.
This course was recorded on August 18, 2011


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to list four variables that must be controlled when loudness is measured.
  • Participants will be able to describe a three-step protocol for maximizing satisfaction with aided loudness.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the history and current status of problems with aided loudness.

Time-ordered Agenda

15-25 Minutes Characteristics of loudness data
30-40 Minutes How to measure loudness in the clinic
45-55 Minutes Generating prescriptions & getting it right
55-60 Minutes QA

Average Rating

(2 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Rebecca on February 9, 2013
I respect Dr. Cox and her contributions to hearing aid research. I always enjoy hearing her speak on improving satisfaction with aids.

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Course Presenter

robyn cox

Robyn Cox, PhD

Professor and the Director of the Hearing Aid Research Laboratory

Robyn Cox received B.S. (1968) and M.A. (1971) degrees from Ball State University in Indiana, and Ph.D. degree in Audiology from Indiana University (1974). She has been at the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University) since 1977, and is currently a Professor and the Director of the Hearing Aid Research Laboratory.  Her early research was directed towards development of hearing aid fitting methods.  This work naturally evolved into her current interests in studying fitting outcomes and their predictors.  Her laboratory has developed several tests and surveys that are used to fit and evaluate hearing aids.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/0.1; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; Calif. HADB/1.0 Hearing Aid Related; IHS/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S0035/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.

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American Academy of Audiology

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Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 0.1 CEP.

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

This course has been accredited with 1 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.

Canadian Academy of Audiology

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California Hearing Aid Dispensers Bureau

Course meets the qualifications for 1 hours of continuing professional development credit for hearing aid dispensers as required by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board of California.

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.

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with AudiologyOnline. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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