Moderated by Dr. Catherine Palmer, this course brings together several experts from leading companies in hearing care as part of the 2022 AudiologyOnline Industry Innovations Summit. The theme is access - both access to hearing care as well as communication access - and the innovative solutions available that enhance access. A wide arrange of products and services are discussed along with their supporting evidence. Insight into trends and changes in the hearing care market is also provided by the distinguished panel of presenters in this lively roundtable forum. Participating companies include: CareCredit & Allegro Credit, CaptionCall, Cognivue, ReSound, Signia and Weave.
Course created on February 23, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to list industry solutions that address barriers to hearing care and to communication access.
- After this course, participants will be able to list innovations on the horizon that will enhance access to hearing care and/or communication for consumers.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe various means of hearing aid fitting (automated fitting, professionally customized fitting, and self-fitting) and how they may impact patient access, benefit, and satisfaction.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss trends and changes to the market, including OTC hearing aids, audiology 'blind spots,' and new ways to define hearing loss, and describe their potential impact on consumers and professionals.
|5-20 Minutes||Access to hearing care: Barriers and solutions|
|20-40 Minutes||Communication access: Barriers and solutions|
|40-60 Minutes||Future innovations: What will move the needle on enhanced access to hearing care and/or improved communication for patients in the next 5 years?|
|60-80 Minutes||Innovations that improve clinical practice and patient care|
|80-95 Minutes||Innovation in hearing aid fitting|
|95-115 Minutes||A changing landscape: OTC hearing aids, audiology 'blind spots', new ways to define hearing loss, and more.|
Catherine Palmer is Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center including the UPMC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Palmer conducts research in the areas of auditory learning post hearing aid fitting, the relationship between hearing, cognitive health and health outcomes, and matching technology to individual needs. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters in these topic areas as well as provided over 100 national and international presentations. Dr. Palmer teaches the graduate level amplification courses at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Hearing.
Lori Adams, AuD, is the Senior Manager of Customer Training and Utilization with Cognivue. Prior to joining Cognivue, she previously saw patients in private practices in Washington, DC and in the Rochester, NY area after completing her Au.D. at the University at Buffalo and her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Nazareth College. She has always believed in the ear-to-brain connection and educating her patients as well as the community about the need for audiological care & early intervention. Dr. Adams is a former member of Board of Directors for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) as well as Fellow member. Dr. Adams is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Jonathan Sanchez is AVP of Marketing at CareCredit, a Synchrony solution. He currently leads marketing programs and initiatives for the Hearing Market.
Previously, Jonathan ran marketing programs for the medical and music industries at Allegro Credit, which was acquired by Synchrony in February 2021.
Laurel A. Christensen, PhD, is currently Chief Audiology Officer for ReSound. In this role she leads all aspects of audiology for the company including new product trials, audiology input to marketing, and global audiology relations which encompasses training and product support to subsidiaries world-wide. In addition to her position at ReSound, she holds adjunct faculty appointments at Northwestern and Rush Universities. She served as an Associate Editor for both Trends in Amplification and the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. She currently serves as an Editorial Consultant for several other professional journals. She is a member of the Executive Board of the American Auditory Society and a member of the Advisory Board for the Au.D. Program at Rush University. Dr. Christensen received her Master’s degree in clinical audiology in 1989 and her Ph.D. in audiology in 1992 both from Indiana University.
Steve DeMari is Director of Business Development and Education for CaptionCall. Steve has a lifelong passion for the hearing care industry. He earned a master’s degree in audiology from Syracuse University, then completed a clinical and research audiologist fellowship at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Prior to CaptionCall, Steve was Vice President of Sales and Account Management and Director of Audiology for United Healthcare Hearing, and Director of Government Services and Business Development for Phonak, Starkey, and Sivantos. He also was audiologist and manager for a wide demographic of medical and private practice clinics in Los Angeles and Chicago. Under his leadership, these companies and channels enjoyed market-share rise and team growth. Steve was also instrumental in launching the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program in Illinois. Steve is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He stays highly involved in the industry through several social networks and professional blogs.
As Chief Innovation Officer, Dave Fabry, Ph.D., leads end-to-end innovations within Starkey’s clinical audiology department. His collaboration with the engineering and marketing teams allows Starkey Hearing Technologies to continue to design and provide superior products. Dave Fabry received his Ph.D. in hearing science from the University of Minnesota. Subsequently, he divided his career between academic/clinical roles at the Mayo Clinic, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the University of Miami Medical Center, and several industry positions. He served as President and Board Member of the American Academy of Audiology and was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Auditory Society. Additionally, Dave Fabry is a past Editor-in-Chief of Audiology Today, a past Editor of the American Journal of Audiology, and Section Editor of Ear and Hearing. He is licensed as an Audiologist in Minnesota, Florida, and Rwanda. His 30+ years of industry experience and proven ability to implement forward-thinking concepts is instrumental in shaping the future innovations at Starkey Hearing Technologies.
Brian Taylor, AuD, is the director of clinical content development for Signia. He is also the editor of Audiology Practices, a quarterly journal of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and editor-at-large for Hearing Health and Technology Matters, a leading industry blog. Dr. Taylor has authored several peer reviewed articles and textbooks and is a highly sought out lecturer. Brian has nearly 30 years of experience as both a clinician, business manager and university instructor. His most recent textbook, Audiology Practice Management was published in 2019.
Ryan White is Weave's Senior Medical Marketing Manager. Ryan has spent the last decade developing and managing multi-channel communication and marketing strategies, working in every medical market from head to toe, audiology to podiatry. He has worked alongside large enterprises and buying groups to small local practices. Ryan has specialized in helping medical practices utilize technology in their operations and marketing, streamlining efficient processes to expanding practices' digital footprint.
Financial: Jonathan Sanchez is employed by CareCredit and Allegro Credit. Non-financial: Jonathan Sanchez has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Lori Adams is employed by Cognivue. Non-financial: Lori Adams has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Laurel Christensen is an employee and shareholder in GN Store Nord. Non-financial: Laurel Christensen has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Brian Taylor is an employee of Signia, a division of WS Audiology. He also receives a stipend from ADA, Hearing Health and Technology Matters and the University of Wisconsin. Non-financial: Brian Taylor has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Dave Fabry is an employee of Starkey. Non-financial: Dave Fabry has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Ryan White is employed by Weave Communications. Non-financial: Ryan White has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by AudiologyOnline, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This industry roundtable will include mention of products or services from the following companies: CaptionCall, Care Credit and Allegro Credit, Cognivue, GN ReSound, Signia, Starkey, and Weave Communications.
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