First introduced in 2008, SoundRecover is a Phonak proprietary algorithm implementing frequency compression. Leveraging the vast amount of research and information from practical application, Phonak has updated the SoundRecover algorithm to provide even greater benefit for patients with severe to profound hearing loss. This course will focus on the enhancements to SoundRecover with an emphasis on how this solution addresses various patient needs.
Technological limitations of today’s hearing instruments make it difficult for patients to do well in complex listening environments. In this session, attendees will be introduced to Opn: a new paradigm in hearing care which provides patients an open sound experience like never before.
Speech in noise (SIN) testing is beneficial for patients and professionals, but it is often underutilized in clinical practice due to concerns regarding the complexity of procedures and/or time requirements to complete testing. This course will review two SIN tests that are quick and easy to implement and can significantly impact hearing aid counseling and the selection of hearing aid technology/features.
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Spatial SpeechFocus is the culmination of several directional strategies for the enhancement of speech information and comfort in noise. The purpose is to give hearing aid wearers another useful solution—automatic or manually controlled—in the unique listening environments they encounter.
The current models in healthcare are ever-changing and often productivity-based. Insufficient resources can cause audiologists to cut corners in the services they provide to patients. One corner that is often cut is the functional auditory assessment; this presentation will provide the audiologist with tools needed to complete this important component of pediatric audiological care, and include ways to increase efficiency.
Starkey’s Muse and Halo 2 hearing aids utilize state-of-the-art environmental detection algorithms. The Acuity Lifescape Analyzer is Starkey’s most rigorously tested system designed for today’s complex listening environments. This system can automatically classify seven different sound environments; music, speech, speech-in-noise, wind machine noise and quiet. The system can also handle multiple environments simultaneously. This session will focus on how the Acuity Lifescape Analyzer works and how it is integrated into the latest hearing aid families and the Inspire X software.
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Situations with background noise can become more challenging for the hearing-impaired listener when environmental factors create unwanted reverberations. Results from a clinical study suggest that wearers can benefit from the EchoShield algorithm in environments where reverberations are most likely to disrupt speech understanding.
Learn about the world’s smallest wireless RIC, Moxi Now. The newest addition to our design-focused Moxi family, Moxi Now delivers amazing comfort, aesthetics and intuitive functionality. In addition to this fantastic addition to the Moxi family, learn how to use the industry-first Log It All and Patient Ratings technologies to create patient insights like never before and create a new level of patient engagement in your practice.
In this course, learners will be introduced to the CR220 Intra-operative Remote. It will review how to prepare the CR220 for use, operate the CR220 effectively and utilize the recordings in programming cochlear implants.
Every one of us holds a different capacity for completing cognitively demanding tasks. With age, our ability to complete these tasks unavoidably declines. In the context of hearing care, considerations related to cognitive ability are especially relevant as the typical patient demographic includes aged individuals who are experiencing some extent of cognitive decline. We have grown accustomed to patients with hearing loss showing great variability in hearing aid outcomes. It has been suggested that cognitive status accounts for a significant proportion of the individual variability observed in hearing aid outcomes. In order to better understand connections between cognitive ability and hearing aid outcomes, we completed an analysis of relationships among a variety of hearing aid factors and global scores on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA).; assessed factors included: age, sex, pure-tone average (PTA), aided Hearing-in-Noise Test (HINT) performance, and overall satisfaction with hearing aids (self-report). Our results revealed significant correlations between MoCA scores and each of the assessed factors. The results of this study point toward an opportunity in which measures of cognitive ability can be used to predict a patient’s performance in challenging listening situations. For instance, an audiologist may use an observation of mild cognitive impairment as a prospective indicator of poor speech recognition in noise ability, prompting selection of appropriate counseling strategies and technologies.
Fitting protocols outline technical steps the can help clinicians establish a baseline quality of care and ensure an organized and homogenized process for fitting hearing instruments, however, there is little guidance as to how counseling and the clinical narrative affect these protocols. This course serves to evaluate the fitting process in a holistic sense including both the narrative aspects as well as the technical components.
This presentation discusses the concept of Telehealth and its applicability to audiology. Telehealth was identified during the Ida Institutes Vision 2020 process as an important impact to consider in the future of audiology. The Institute developed the online resource titled Telecare, which consists of a number of patient tools and resources to assist in preparing for the first appointment, for follow up appointments and communication strategies for everyday life with a hearing loss. To assist audiologists in preparing for the future, the Ida Institute developed the tool, Fit For The Future, which allows the creation of a personal plan to embrace changes and use them to benefit your services and your clients.
Have you ever wondered what to do for that patient who presents with single-sided deafness (SSD) and is expected to function in challenging listening situations? Satisfied with telling a parent that there is nothing that can or needs to be done for their child with SSD? It is imperative that practitioners remain informed about technological advancements and resulting practice changes. While it was once commonplace to tell a patient with single-sided deafness that treatment was not necessary, current literature suggests otherwise. Technological advancements are also providing a wide array of treatment options. This presentation will cover everything from evaluation to treatment for patients with SSD. Several case studies will highlight treatment options for patients with SSD, including surgical (bone conduction and cochlear implants) and non-surgical (CROS and FM systems).
Starkey’s Synergy platform and 900 Sync wireless technology provides fast and efficient performance. This allows for versatile CROS/BiCROS technology. This course is designed to review the goals of CROS/BiCROS amplification, including candidacy criteria for CROS/BiCROS utilization. Finally the technology and programming features of the Starkey Muse CROS/BiCROS devices will be described.
The course will describe the struggles in a child’s life due to unilateral hearing loss and how a parent can help overcome. The course will also explain how the technology of the Ponto System can benefit a child with hearing loss.
Learn why rehabilitation post implantation is important and auditory skills you can practice at home today. These strategies will help you maximize your success in listening in quiet and in noise.At the end of this course you will:1. Understand the steps to developing auditory skills and how it relates to teens and adults who are learning to hear2. Learn 5 resources or activities a teen or adult can use in everyday environments while learning to listen3. Understand the importance of aural habilitation in achieving your maximal success in listening in quiet and in noise