A new hearing aid fitting standard recently was published. Importantly, it is a standard, not a guideline. Will it move the needle? In this lively round table discussion, experts dissect the key components of the standard, and give their candid opinions regarding some of the "hows" and "whys" the standard was created.
Course created on September 13, 2021
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- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the difference between practice guidelines and standards.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify self-assessment tools to use with hearing aid patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to list verification methods that can be used with hearing aid patients.
H. Gustav Mueller
Dr. H. Gustav Mueller holds faculty positions with Vanderbilt University, the University of Northern Colorado and Rush University. He is a Contributing Editor for AudiologyOnline, a consultant for WS Audiology, and a consulting editor for Plural Publishing. Dr. Mueller is a Founder of the American Academy of Audiology and a Fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association. He has published extensively in the areas of diagnostic audiology and hearing aid applications, and has co-authored ten books on hearing aids and hearing aid fitting, including the recent three-volume Modern Hearing Aids series, and the clinical handbook Speech Mapping and Probe Microphone Measures. Gus is the co-founder of the popular website www.earTunes.com, and resides on a North Dakota island, just outside of Bismarck.
John A. Coverstone
Executive Director, Audiology Practice Standards Organization
John A. Coverstone, AuD, is an audiologist practicing in New Brighton, MN, where he also serves as the Executive Director for Audiology Practice Standards Organization. Dr. Coverstone received B.S. degrees in Speech Communication and in Speech & Hearing Science from Portland State University, an M.S. degree from Portland State University, and an AuD degree from Salus University.
Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Erin Picou, PhD, CCC-A, is an assistant professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her research interests are primarily related to hearing aid technologies for adults and children, with a specific focuses on speech recognition, listening effort, and emotional responses to sound. This work continues to be supported through a variety of industry and federal funding sources. In addition to her research activities, Erin is involved with teaching and mentoring graduate students and is serving as Section Editor for Ear and Hearing and also for the American Journal of Audiology.
Lindsey E. Jorgensen
Lindsey Jorgensen is an associate professor at the University of South Dakota and is a Research Audiologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Sioux Falls, SD as well as in Pittsburgh, PA. She is also a clinical supervisor and has a research interest in the interaction between cognition and cognitive changes, hearing loss and hearing assistive technology.
Director of Clinical Research, Advanced Bionics
Dr. Galster is Director of Clinical Research at Advanced Bionics. His teams are responsible for the clinical evaluation of emerging technologies and collaborative research focused on the treatment of hearing loss through cochlear implantation. He is a recognized lecturer who maintains several adjunct professorships and teaches internationally. Dr. Galster’s publication record includes books, book chapters, and numerous trade and peer-reviewed articles.
Financial: John Coverstone is the Executive Director for Audiology Practice Standards Organization. Non-financial: John Coverstone has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Jason Galster is Director of Clinical Research at Advanced Bionics. Non-financial: Jason Galster has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Lindsey Jorgensen is employed by the University of South Dakota as an assistant professor and is a research audiologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Sioux Falls, SD and Pittsburgh, PA. Non-financial: Lindsey Jorgensen has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Erin Picou is employed by Vanderbilt University. She has received research funding on a topic that might be discussed in this course from: WSAudiology, Starkey, Oticon, Widex, ASHFoundation, and Sonova. Non-financial: Erin Picou is a Section Editor for Ear and Hearing and the American Journal of Audiology.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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International Hearing Society
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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 2.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.
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Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
This course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for 2.5 contact hour(s) for Hearing Instrument Fitters and Providers. No more than 10 contact hours per renewal period may be earned from an approved online continuing education course offered by an approved continuing education sponsor. No more than 5 contact hours per renewal period may be earned from an approved continuing education course offered by an approved manufacturer continuing education sponsor.