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Research QuickTakes Volume 6 (Pt. 2): Hearing Aid Fitting Toolbox—Verification and Validation

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

September 11, 2023

This course describes procedures associated with the varication and validation of the hearing aid fitting, including probe-mic assessment, sound field threshold testing and self-assessment outcome mea...   Read More

  


Research QuickTakes Volume 5: OTC Hearing Aids—Pros, Cons, and Implementation Strategies

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

September 5, 2023

In the past year, the long-awaited OTC hearing aid category has arrived. In this article, we review the background of the regulation, some issue to consider regarding fitting optimization, and practic...   Read More

  


Research QuickTakes Volume 4: Potential Hearing Aid Fitting Misconceptions

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

August 25, 2023

In the everyday practice of hearing aid fitting, audiologists sometimes develop misconceptions about how hearing aids work, or different fitting practices. We reviewed a few of them in this article an...   Read More

 


Research QuickTakes Volume 3: Optimizing the Hearing Aid Fitting Process

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

August 23, 2023

This course reviews several issues related to following best practice when fitting hearing aids. Topics discussed include patient-centered care, speech in noise testing, loudness measures, output veri...   Read More

 


Research QuickTakes Volume 2: Identification and Management of Post-Fitting Hearing Aid Issues

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

August 21, 2023

This course reviews several issues related to patient satisfaction following the hearing aid fitting, and how the HCP can work through these problems. Discussion includes reliance on patient judgments...   Read More

 


Research QuickTakes Volume 1: Understanding and Treating the Background Noise Problem for Hearing Aid Users

Brian Taylor, AuD, H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

August 14, 2023

This course reviews the issues surrounding the understanding of speech in background noise and how hearing instruments and fitting procedures can be used to help solve this problem. New and innovative...   Read More

 


20Q: Update on Cochlear Implants: Hearing Preservation, Single-Sided Deafness, and Personalized Fitting

Margaret Dillon, AuD, PhD, CCC-A

August 14, 2023

The course reviews new candidacy criteria for cochlear implantation, including when to consider referring for a cochlear implantation evaluation, considerations specific to new patient populations, an...   Read More

     


Selecting and Fitting Devices for Tinnitus Management

Jennifer Martin, AuD

August 7, 2023

This course provides an overview of the use of devices in the management of tinnitus and sound intolerance. Emphasis is on selection and programming of devices for the unique and specific needs of pat...   Read More


How AI-Driven Hearing Aid Features and Fresh Approaches to Counseling Can Promote Better Outcomes: Part 1, The Catch-22 of Follow-up Care

Brian Taylor, AuD, Niels Søgaard Jensen, MSc

August 1, 2023

The current state of follow-up care and its vital role in outcomes for adult hearing aid wearers is examined in this article. Ideas for making it more efficient are discussed.   Read More

 


20Q: Auditory Biotechnologies - Finding Their Way to the Clinic

Rebecca M. Lewis, AuD, PhD

July 10, 2023

This article details the latest developments in the field of auditory biotechnologies that aim to medically treat hearing loss using a series of different approaches. The biotechnologies described in...   Read More

    


Textbook CE Course: Relationship-Centered Consultation Skills for Audiologists

Brian Taylor, AuD

July 7, 2023

As hearing aid technology becomes more automated and easier to use for persons with hearing loss, the need for humanistic interactions with a professional is more important than ever. A how-to guide f...   Read More

 


Negotiate Early, Negotiate Often: Lifting the Salary for the Profession

Ashley Hughes, AuD

June 20, 2023

Your first salary is the most impactful one to negotiate for a variety of reasons. This course will review the principles of negotiation, reasons to negotiate, and strategies to create the most succes...   Read More


20Q: Occupational Audiometry

Deanna Meinke, PhD, CCC-A

June 12, 2023

Audiologists perform and review audiograms for many types of employers. This requires a fundamental understanding of the differences between regulatory agencies and best practices in the context of he...   Read More

  


20Q: Audiology Economics

Amyn M. Amlani, PhD

May 8, 2023

In this course, the reader is presented with a macro-economic viewpoint of the profession of audiology for both the demand- and supply-sides. The viewpoint is supported by evidence-based research and...   Read More

 


20Q: Tinnitus — Options for Clinical Evaluation and Treatment

James A. Henry, PhD

April 10, 2023

An article reviewing what an audiologist should know to provide effective tinnitus clinical services. The course is not comprehensive, but rather covers essential concepts and reviews methods of tinni...   Read More

  


AI-Based Fine-tuning: How Signia Assistant Improves Wearer Acceptance Rates

Niels Søgaard Jensen, MSc, Brian Taylor, AuD, Michael Müller, PhD

April 3, 2023

Despite major advances in all steps of the hearing aid fitting process, fine-tuning to arrive at the correct settings is still, and likely will remain, a key part of the wearer’s initial experience....   Read More


20Q: Hearing Aid Adoption — What MarkeTrak Surveys are Telling Us

Lindsey E. Jorgensen, AuD, PhD

March 13, 2023

This 20Q article provides a discussion of data collected in the MarkeTrak surveys and how this impacts our patients adopting hearing aids.   Read More

  


20Q: Hearing Aid Levels of Technology—Supporting Research Evidence?

Patrick N. Plyler, PhD, CCC-A

February 1, 2023

This course addresses hearing aid technology levels. Specifically, the course explains what hearing aid technology levels are, summarizes current research regarding the evaluation of hearing aid techn...   Read More

 


20Q: Audiology - There’s an Art to this Science

Barnaby Growling

January 9, 2023

The importance of having a balance of knowledge and information in clinical practice. A review of anosognosia and how to counsel patients with this symptom is also discussed.   Read More

  


Universal Design Makes “Custom by ReSound” a Pleasure to Fit, Charge and Wear

M. Lisa Sjolander, AuD

January 3, 2023

The article discusses the importance of testing with users with different abilities. Further coverage of formative testing and universal design will be discussed.   Read More


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