Hearing instrument test boxes can provide clinicians with invaluable information about hearing instrument function, from evaluating technical status using electroacoustic analysis to assessing gain and output and advanced feature performance. This course will highlight the process for each of these using the Otometrics Aurical HIT. Additionally, clinical applications for these techniques will be overviewed.
This presentation will offer a basic overview of and types of teleaudiology and evaluations that can be performed. Clinical considerations such as support personnel, training, and licensure requirements as well as the communication and evaluation equipment needed to conduct a teleaudiology program will be presented.
When evaluating behavioral hearing thresholds in children it's imperative to maintain the patient's attention to stimuli. In-booth controls incorporating pediatric specific tools facilitate fast and accurate testing. The addition of a different narrow band noise (NBN), known as FREquency Specific Hearing assessment (FRESH), overcomes potential limitations of traditional NBN. NBN can underestimate thresholds at a given frequency due to wider filters. This learning module will review pediatric sound field testing guidelines, stimulus effects, and improved workflow with computerized audiometry.
We have the potential as audiologists to do so many vestibular tests but we are often faced with limited time to perform these tests. Use of Impulse 3.0 can improve efficiency, but many of these tests within the modules are not part of the “standard VNG.” This course focuses on reviewing what each test determines, how it is performed, when to use it, and how to interpret it, in the hopes of teaching modification of work flow to work smarter and not harder.
As Audiologists we need to understand the components of a tinnitus evaluation and have knowledge of different tinnitus management strategies. This presentation will review the basics of a tinnitus examination, as well as management options. Management options include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), Apps for a cell phone or tablet and holistic approaches. In addition to management options, a review of the “Big Six” hearing aid company’s avenues for tinnitus management will also be outlined.
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This course will provide the attendee with the fundamentals of the vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP). It will include: • An overview of the vestibular system • How to collect the cervical VEMP (cVEMP) and ocular VEMP (oVEMP) • Common pitfalls in testing and contraindications • VEMP results and interpretation
On a daily basis, many Audiologists encounter patients who suffer from tinnitus and it’s not uncommon for the Audiologist to be the first healthcare provider the patient sees. Though the Audiologist may not specialize in tinnitus evaluation or treatment, as the initial medical contact it’s important that adequate evaluation of symptoms occurs. An audiometer with an integrated tinnitus test modality expands treatment and evaluation possibilities. These tools can be helpful in counseling and determining the next steps for the patient.
'I now feel that I can complete a tinnitus evaluation on my audiometer using the tinnitus module provided'Read Reviews
This introductory course will familiarize participants with OTOsuite software, a platform utilized for integrating patient testing and counselling as well as providing reporting and documentation abilities. The benefits of utilizing a computerized platform will be discussed and a tutorial on how to navigate the software will be provided.
This course provides an overview of hearing instrument verification procedures with the AURICAL probe microphone equipment. It will discuss benefits of verification, goals, basic terminology as well as provide a step-by-step tutorial of how to make measurements.
This one hour webinar will discuss the benefits of a PC-based audiometer as well as provide an in detail tutorial of how to test with the MADSEN Astera2. Information will also be provided on special testing features such as the Tinnitus Module, LipRead, and more.
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Under natural conditions, listeners use both auditory and visual speech cues to extract meaning from speech signals produced by different talkers. However, traditional clinical tests of spoken word recognition routinely employ isolated words or sentences produced by a single talker in an auditory-only presentation format. We have developed new theoretically-motivated tests of audiovisual sentence recognition. Both the Multimodal Lexical Sentence Test for Adults™ (MLST-A™) The Multimodal Lexical Sentence Test for Children™ (MLST-C™) contain sentences with key words that are independently controlled for the lexical characteristics of word frequency (i.e., how often a word occurs in the language) and lexical density (i.e., the number of phonemically similar words, or neighbors, to the target word). To incorporate the kind of variability that listeners encounter in the real world, the sentences were drawn from stimuli produced by five male and five female talkers. The tests can be administered in a visual-only (V), auditory-only (A) or auditory-plus-visual (AV) presentation format. This presentation will describe test development and the psychometric properties of the tests including list equivalency, test-retest reliability and validity. Performance data will be presented for three different groups of adult and child participants: persons with normal hearing, persons with hearing loss who use cochlear implants, and persons with hearing loss who use a hearing aid. The clinical availability of this testing using the Madsen Astera2 by GN Otometrics will be discussed.
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This course is a compilation of two articles discussing best practices in electrophysiology. The first describe Auditory Brainstem Response testing, including test parameters, waveform identification and diagnostic techniques. Part 2 reviews electrocochleography, MLR, P300 and Cortical Response testing, including test techniques and diagnostic guidelines.
'Very succinctly presented overview of all types Electrophysiological testing'Read Reviews
ICS Impulse makes head impulse testing accessible for any clinician. This course will cover what is gained by performing the head impulse, how to perform the head impulse, and how does the data obtained assist in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient and how does it fit into our current battery of tests.
'I enjoyed that each aspect of testing and interpretation were explained in detail and with visual aids'Read Reviews