New RECDs and a New ANSI standard: Revisiting RECD Basics and Applications
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 27961, "Hearing Aid Essentials: Verification". Course 27961 contains recordings of all five events from our series on Hearing Aid Verification. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 27961.
Course created on September 16, 2015
Course Learning Outcomes
- Participants will be able to describe key changes in the definition of the Real Ear to Coupler Difference due to a new ANSI standard.
- Participants will be able to explain how the RECD varies when measured with foamtips versus earmolds.
- Participants will be able to describe a new protocol for correcting the RECD that is applied in new Audioscan software systems.
|5-10 Minutes||Overview of the new standard|
|10-30 Minutes||RECD evidence and applications|
|30-40 Minutes||New software functions for the RECD.|
|40-45 Minutes||VF1 and VF2 overview of software versions|
|45-55 Minutes||Case Examples|
Susan Scollie, PhD
Dr. Susan Scollie is an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Audiology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Together with colleagues Dr. Marlene Bagatto and Dr. Danielle Glista, she participates in the development of the DSL Method for hearing aid fitting, and leads the Child Amplification Laboratory. We work closely with the Ontario Infant Hearing Program and the Manitoba Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program. We evaluate outcomes with frequency compression and noise reduction, and have developed both universal outcome measures protocols for the 0 – 6 age range as well as targeted outcome measures protocols aimed at high frequency hearing aid signal processing. Current research studies are focused on the use of aided evoked potentials as outcome measures, outcomes of early intervention, and the effects of novel signal processors for children who use hearing aids. Dr. Scollie also collaborates with colleagues including Drs. Paula Folkeard, Vijay Parsa, and Ewan Macpherson to develop studies within the Translational Research Unit, a new laboratory that partners with industry to evaluate new products and procedures.
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