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Wireless Primer: What Are the Technologies and Benefits?

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1 Hour  

Wireless hearing instruments utilize many different technologies and can provide different benefits for patients. This presentation will provide an overview of how different wireless technologies work and how they can provide benefit for improving audibility and quality of life for patients.

Course created on November 15, 2016

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; AHIP/1.0; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; 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 describe the differences between various wireless technologies used with hearing instruments.
  • After this course learners will be able to describe the benefits of wireless accessories in at least two communication situations.
  • After this course learners will be able to list the benefits of direct communication with SMART devices in at least two situations.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-25 Minutes Different wireless systems and how they work
25-45 Minutes Benefits of using wireless accessories
45-55 Minutes Benefits of using MFi and SMART devices
55-60 Minutes Review/closing/questions

Course Presenter

john nelson

John Nelson, PhD

VP, Audiology Global Relations, GN Resound

John A. Nelson, PhD is the Vice President of Audiology Global Relations at ReSound.  He is based in Glenview, Illinois, USA.  In this role, he ensures product education between headquarters (research, development, and marketing), subsidiaries and hearing professionals around.  He joined GN ReSound in 2004 and worked at the corporate headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark for three years.  Dr. Nelson completed his bachelor degree at the University of Minnesota and his master degree in Audiology at the University of South Carolina.  In 1998, he earned his PhD degree in Speech & Hearing Sciences at the University of Iowa with a focus on psychoacoustics, amplification, and digital signal processing.


Presenter Disclosure: Financial: John Nelson is employed by Resound. Non-financial: John Nelson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

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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.


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 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).


American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)


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 Association for Continuing Education and Training

Allied Health Media, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Allied Health Media complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Allied Health Media is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Allied Health Media, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.


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.