This webinar utilizes ethical situations/scenarios to provide audiologists with a step-by-step methodology for recognizing and resolving problems with unethical behavior. By examining the legal, ethical, and moral constraints for each potential ethical violation, audiologists examine conflicts between individuals and/or institutions to determine appropriate sanctions and resolution of the problem.
'Very interactive - good to have scenarios and discussion (even though I'm on the recorded version) still good to see it and how other audiologists think on these matteres'Read Reviews
Standards of care in audiology are constantly evolving. So too are the statuatory and regulatory aspects of healthcare, rules for reimbursement, licensing requirements, and ethical requirements. Within these evoluationary changes, the ethical and legal boundaries of care seem to be continually shifting, and thus can be confusing. The purpose of this presentation is to define and differentiate legal, moral and ethical constructs as they apply to pediatric audiology. Using case examples and a series of challenges, participants will be able to develop an ethical and legal framework on which to base decisions in the evolving healthcare marketplace. Please note: the course duration is 90 minutes. This course is open captioned.
This course provides practitioners with introductory information regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Participants will gain knowledge of the law and will be able to discern how the law applies to their practice.
Aural rehabilitation is what sets hearing care professionals apart from the retail and online amplification options available to today’s consumer. This webinar will discuss why aural rehab is critically important to the private practitioner and how to effectively and efficiently incorporate it into a busy private practice.
'The presenter was very effective in communicating highly relevant and useful information'Read Reviews
Protocols are an essential part of any audiology practice, but what should be included? Should all patients receive the same care? This course will focus on how to create a patient centered protocol that meets the needs and addresses the complaints of the patient but also provides a complete evaluation. Cases will be presented during this case for discussion.
'Information that is very important to consider but many times may be overlooked'Read Reviews
The landscape of our profession is changing, and it’s becoming harder to stay competitive and independent. This webinar will use case studies to demonstrate how to build and grow your private practice sustainably so you can thrive now and in the future.
'The case examples were helpful to see how the principles were applied to actual practices'Read Reviews
This course will focus on the important ethical practice issues as well as rules and regulations affecting hearing aid providers in the state of Illinois. We will address ethics as it pertains to Illinois licensure and truth in advertising legislation.
'The presenters knowledge of the course material and presentation organization made the subject matter very clear to understand'Read Reviews
In today’s healthcare environment, the complexities of diagnosing and treating medical problems are greater and the cost of providing healthcare continues to rise, as does the risk and liability associated with delivery of care. In the effort to reduce adverse audiology outcomes, this course will discuss common audiology errors, mitigation strategies, and tips for improving patient safety.
'Looking at clinic in general and then specific kinds of testing'Read Reviews
This course will summarize the influential auditory research from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that shaped the profession of Audiology over the past six decades and its current delivery of clinical audiology services. Additionally it will discuss future directions in auditory research and opportunities for scientists in the field to collaborate with VA researchers.
'The content of the information itself made the course very interesting'Read Reviews
This presentation covers pricing strategies available for diagnostic testing, hearing aid related items and services, and the hearing aids themselves. The importance of the breakeven analysis in effective pricing models, as well as Medicare and competition pricing is explained. Bundled and unbundled (itemized) hearing aid pricing models are discussed, along with their pros and cons, and how they function in various clinical situations.
In this presentation, we will discuss the foundations of ethics and compliance in audiology, as well as U.S. regulations. We will explore the current Ethical Practice Guidelines on Financial Incentives from Hearing Instrument Manufacturers, the AAA and ASHA Codes of Ethics, state ethical guidelines contained in several state licensure laws, Medicare, HIPAA, the FDA Guidelines, Stark laws, Safe Harbors and Anti-kickback laws and explain, in detail, how they relate to specific scenarios we encounter in our profession. This course is part of a multi-course series, Billing, Coding and Compliance Bootcamp. Visit our course library to view the other courses in this series.
'well organized, pertinent and useful information'Read Reviews
Harassment in the work place has become a prevalent topic of discussion. We have seen as society changes the rules of what is and what is not appropriate have further changed. This course will review the types of harassment, specific examples, and strategies for stopping harassment in the workplace. US rules, regulations and laws contribute to the foundation of this course and this course meets the mandated training requirements for the states of California and Connecticut.
This course will review how over exposure to noise can lead to hearing loss. The industrial standards for occupational noise exposure limits will be discussed as well and selecting appropriate hearing protection devices.
'It gave me information I can use with my patients for counseling'Read Reviews
This presentation will introduce tools that might be useful to counsel patients on realistic expectations from amplification as well as additional tools that may make it easier to explain differences in levels technology. The participant will be able to select counseling tools for explaining realistic expectations from amplification, select counseling tools for explaining differences in hearing aid technology and utilize the Speech Intelligibility Index (SII) to counsel his/her patient on the impact of hearing loss in speech understanding.
'The presenter's organized approach will be able to keep the patient and myself focused and on track during the hearing aid evaluation'Read Reviews
The course will provide in-depth knowledge and demonstrate practical use of Ponto Plus wireless capabilities to include Oticon Medical Streamer and ConnectLine. Discussion will also present how to optimize listening benefit depending upon specific user needs.
This seminar will focus on fitting amplification to the pre-teen and teenage patient. This age group often rejects amplification; therefore, special emphasis on features, streaming, and cosmetic concerns that might be appealing to this demographic will be the focus. Case studies unique to this population will be presented.
This course will explore ReSound’s new frequency lowering feature: Sound Shaper. Sound Shaper is a new approach to frequency compression that can improve high frequency audibility with minimal effects on sound quality. The development of this feature, along with current research in the area of frequency lowering with adults and children, will be detailed in this presentation.
When working with Zen, the patient experience is critical for counseling and modifications. This course will review a case study of a patient using Zen to review strategies for working with patients with tinnitus.
'Good review of zen therapy but wanted slightly more detail'Read Reviews