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Hearing Aid Automation and User Interaction: Have the Best of Both with Widex Evoke

Sara Barnes, AuD

June 11, 2018

With the launch of Evoke, Widex is introducing devices that are intelligent today, and even smarter tomorrow. This course provides an overview of this exciting new platform; focusing on industry-leadi...   Read More

Vanderbilt Audiology Journal Club: Recent Hearing Aid Innovations and Technology

Erin Picou, AuD, PhD

May 29, 2018

This course will review new key journal articles on hearing aid technology and provide clinical implications for practicing professionals.   Read More


20Q: Hearing Aid Fitting and Big Data - Put Yourself in Context

Peter Nordqvist, PhD

May 15, 2018

An engaging discussion about a Swedish national registry on hearing aid fittings and how the data is used for quality assurance and improvement, written in a Q & A style.   Read More


Spring 2018 - Introduction to New Product and Technology Innovations

Jan Storhaug, AuD, CCC-A, Bill Christman, AuD, Sarah Carls, AuD, CCC-A

May 14, 2018

This course is focused on the technological advancements of Unitron’s Tempus™ platform and includes an introduction to new features in the Unitron TrueFit™ fitting software to support the Tempus...   Read More

The Right Power, Performance and Personalized Solution for Any Situation!

Luis F. Camacho, AuD, FAAA

May 7, 2018

With Muse iQ and Halo iQ, Starkey offers the power, performance and personalized solutions for any situation. This session will focus on the latest products to the iQ family with an emphasis on the wi...   Read More

Perception of Own Voice Wearing Hearing Aids: Why "Natural" is the New Normal

Matthias Froehlich, PhD, Thomas A. Powers, PhD, Eric Branda, AuD, Jennifer Weber, AuD, CCC-A

April 30, 2018

This text-based course reviews the common issue of hearing aid wearers perceiving their own voice as unnatural when wearing hearing aids. Findings from a recent study evaluating a new algorithm to add...   Read More

Ethical and Legal Requirements of Audiology Practice - Staying Compliant

Kim Cavitt, AuD

April 30, 2018

In this presentation, we will discuss the foundations of ethics and compliance in audiology, as well as U.S. regulations. We will explore the AAA and ASHA Codes of Ethics, state ethical guidelines con...   Read More


Bone Anchored Hearing Systems - Principles and Candidacy

Barinder Samra, MSc

April 16, 2018

A review of Bone Anchored Hearing System patient indications, benefits, and candidacy, as well as considerations for selecting and fitting these systems.   Read More

20Q: Effective Counseling = Information + Feelings

David Citron III, PhD

April 9, 2018

This article is written in an engaging Q & A style and discusses relevant counseling principles and tools from psychology that may help audiologists facilitate positive patient outcomes.   Read More


Hearing Loss and Emotions

Lori Rakita, AuD

April 2, 2018

A recent research study at Phonak Audiology Research Center (PARC), along with a body of currently existing evidence on emotion, suggests significant difficulty of hearing impaired listeners to unders...   Read More

Complex versus Standard Fittings: Part 3

Don Schum, PhD

April 2, 2018

In Part 3, the discussion focuses on fitting techniques to use on cases which are out of the norm. Those difficult cases that occur when there is an increased level of distortion in the auditory syste...   Read More

Cochlear Implants: Educational Planning for School-Age Children

Debra Nussbaum, MA

March 26, 2018

This course will address the numerous planning considerations for school age children using cochlear implant technology. It will discuss the many interwoven factors that impact student outcomes, effec...   Read More


20Q: Outcome Measures in Clinical Practice

John E. Tecca, PhD

March 12, 2018

A review of the definition and purpose of outcome measures in audiology, and a discussion of a new outcome measure assessing hearing aid benefit.   Read More


BrainHearing and Bone Anchored Devices: Why More Output Matters to All Users

Marcus Holmberg, PhD

February 26, 2018

This course will present the scientific basis for BrainHearing and how that relates to the Ponto family and bone anchored hearing devices in general. We strongly believe that a higher maximum output s...   Read More

Complex versus Standard Fittings: Part 2

Don Schum, PhD

February 20, 2018

In Part 2 of this three part series, the concept of Exception Discovery is introduced. The discussion focuses on situations where hearing thresholds may drive hearing aid fittings that are not as opti...   Read More

The Rules of the Game: Contracting, Credentialing and Negotiating with Managed Care in Audiology

Kim Cavitt, AuD

February 19, 2018

This course focuses on the fundamentals of third-party payer/insurance contracting and credentialing. We will explore the steps involved in enrollment and credentialing and how to decide whether or no...   Read More


20Q: Teleaudiology - The Future is Now

Chad Gladden, AuD

February 12, 2018

An engaging Q & A discussion of teleaudiology applications and outcomes, with examples from the Veterans Administration.   Read More


Making Sports Accessible to Student Athletes with Hearing Loss

Grant Rauterkus, Catherine Palmer, PhD

February 1, 2018

Time Out! I Didn't Hear You, was published in 1996 as a resource to support the participation of student athletes with hearing loss in high school athletics. This article describes a project to update...   Read More


The Important Role of Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) in Preschool Hearing Screening

James W. Hall, PhD III

January 23, 2018

Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) are essential for successful hearing screening in the preschool population. This course reviews the importance of preschool hearing screening for successful EHDI (Early He...   Read More


Signia Expert Series: Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids - Opportunity or Disaster?

Catherine Palmer, PhD

January 22, 2018

The current state of regulations is reviewed to put the OTC (over-the-counter) hearing aid conversation in context. The possible impact of OTCs on consumers and audiologists as well as how OTCs could...   Read More

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