Starkey provides maximum connectivity by offering two unique wireless platforms. Halo 2 and TruLink utilize the 2.4 GHz wireless system. This course will focus on the the latest Halo 2 RICs and exciting new features available in the TruLink mobile app.
As the field of audiology and hearing aid dispensing continues to grow, it becomes increasingly important to follow a code of ethics. In a 2008 survey by ASHA of practitioners and patients, it was clear that ratings varied based on the respondents’ perspective. Therefore, establishing a code of ethics for your practice can be a difficult but rewarding process. This course will review ethics in Audiology and describe a rating tool that can be used to measure ethical conduct.
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Frequency lowering technology restores valuable high frequency speech cues for patients with precipitous high frequency hearing loss. This course will review the importance of high frequency information, the rationale behind frequency lowering technology and how to successfully fit and fine-tune Starkey’s frequency lowering feature.
Inspire X 2017 is the latest version of Starkey's programming software. With each update, Inspire offers the hearing professional a more intuitive interface; allowing them to fit better so their patients can hear better. This session will provide a live demonstration of the Inspire X 2017 software.
The patient with tinnitus has concerns and issues that are unique and personalized. This course will provide a look at new tinnitus technology and how it will meet the needs of this unique tinnitus patient group.
Tinnitus affects millions of Americans. Many of them seek professional help from hearing care professionals. This course will provide an overview of the most common tinnitus causes, how tinnitus affects patients, and available treatment options.
Today's patient doesn't stand still. And their hearing aid technology shouldn't either. This course will provide an overview of the latest Muse & Halo 2 products, along with information on the updates in Acuity OS 2. These technologies provide the best hearing possible for all the moments in your patient's lives.
With SurfLink Mobile 2 and Starkey's 900 sync wireless technology, your patients can stay connected at home and on the go. SurfLink Mobile 2 provides truly hands-free cell phone communication, audio streaming, remote control functionality, and can perform as an assistive listening device.
Government Services audiologists, Inspire X 2016.2 continues to feature our fresh look and easier than ever navigation. Our software development team has examined usability testing feedback with our customers to create the most efficient and effective software to date! This course will walk through each screen of the fitting software, highlighting newer features and reviewing key elements to help professionals be experts with every fitting, every patient, every need.
Today's patients move through life at a rapid pace; interacting with their mobile devices and passing from situation to situation. They demand hearing technology that keeps up with them. This course will provide information on the latest 900 Sync wireless accessories, their benefits and the compatible hearing aids.
This webinar series examines innovative trends in hearing science research, and its current and future applications to clinical care. Topics discussed include applied neuroscience research, the use of cognitive assessments in the hearing clinic, and mobile apps to enhance the listening experience.
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The usage of smartphones, tablets, and now wearables/hearables is growing at a remarkable rate. Though mobile applications for the hearing aid industry were a novelty just a few, short years ago, they have now become an integral part of creating a great, listening experience. It’s no longer sufficient for a hearing aid manufacturer to have one or two apps; a variety of apps for both the professional and the consumer is an expectation. In this breakout, we’ll discuss the current state of mobile apps that have been designed and developed to enhance the listening experience. Additionally, we’ll present potential new apps and features that can be used to create the best possible listening experience.
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Cosmetics will always play a role in the style of hearing aid a person decides to use. This course will provide an overview of the benefits of a custom-built, deep insertion device. Utilization of Starkey's 900 Sync wireless platform in the latest IIC will also be discussed.
These courses are intended for Government Services audiologists. Starkey’s Muse and Halo 2 hearing aids utilize state-of-the-art environmental detection algorithms. This course will review the latest additions to the government contract, including our new Muse BTE 13 as well as our state of the art feature sets and wireless accessory offerings for both our 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz product families. This session will also focus on how the Acuity Lifescape Analyzer works and how it is integrated into the latest hearing aid families and the Inspire X software.
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.
These courses are intended for Government Services audiologists. Starkey’s Halo 2 RIC utilizes the latest Synergy platform. This provides power, flexibility and the most advanced signal processing for today’s patients. This course will provide an overview of the Halo 2 product line and its features. The latest TruLink 3.0 mobile app will also be demonstrated.