AudiologyOnlinePhone: 800-753-2160


 
Course: #25598

Speechmapping as a Counseling and Fitting Tool

314 Reviews

1 Hour  

This course discusses how to use the Audioscan Speechmap screen (available in the Verifit, Verifit2, Axiom and RM500SL) as a compelling counseling and fitting tool.

Course created on March 13, 2015

View this Course on Demand

CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; 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 describe various counseling and fitting techniques discussed in this session.
  • After this course learners will be able to provide examples of positive and motivational language that can be used with patients.
  • After this course learners will be able to describe the process used to guide patients to the comfortable use of maximized aided speech audibility.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes The evolving provider future
10-20 Minutes A new counseling language
20-30 Minutes Speechmap initial counseling
30-35 Minutes Brain plasticity
35-50 Minutes Audibility-focused fitting procedure
50-55 Minutes First-fit counseling
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q and A

Course Presenter

dave smriga

Dave Smriga, MA

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 a paid professional consultant for Audioscan. Non-financial: Dave Smriga has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Reviews

Course Participation Information

To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.

Review Technical Requirements

Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.

On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

AudiologyOnline is committed to providing equal opportunities in accordance with all applicable laws. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact customerservice@audiologyonline.com. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner. Please note that we will require a minimum of 2 weeks to provide a reasonable accommodation for your request.

Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.


American Academy of Audiology

AudiologyOnline is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.


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

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) supports and assists its members in the attainment of continuing education towards an individual professional development plan as required by their Provincial Regulatory Colleges and Provincial Associations. Audiology Online is an approved provider of educational activities for CAA members. Each hour of activity may be counted as one Continuous Learning Activity Credit (or equivalent) as allowed by the applicable regulatory college or association.


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

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.