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20Q: Real-Ear Probe-Microphone Measures - 30 Years of Progress?

Course: #23597Level: Intermediate2 Hours 1154 Reviews
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This text course looks at the history and current use of probe microphone real ear measures as part of best practice in the hearing aid fitting process. It summarizes evidence in this area, and provides clinical tips and resources. This text is presented in an engaging, question and answer conversational format as part of the AudiologyOnline 20Q series.

Course created on January 12, 2014

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.2 Intermediate; ACAud/2.0; AHIP/2.0; BAA/2.0; CAA/2.0; Calif SLPAB/2.0; IHS/2.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/2.0; NZAS/2.0; SAC/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to discuss pitfalls of fitting hearing aids using a “first fit” approach without probe mic real ear verification.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe some uses of probe mic real ear measures in the verification of hearing aid features.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to list evidence that supports the use of probe microphone real ear measures as part of best practices in the hearing aid fitting process.

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Dr. Mueller has a private audiology consulting practice and is the Senior Audiology consultant for Siemens Hearing Instruments. He serves as a Contributing Editor for AudiologyOnline and the hearing aids series editor for Plural Publishing. Dr. Mueller is the author of many textbooks regarding hearing aid selection and fitting. Non-Financial – Dr. Mueller has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

AudiologyOnline is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.2 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.


Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 2 CEP.


Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (AHIP) represents and guide its members in their practice which include, the testing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and associated devices in the best interest of the hard of hearing of Ontario. Audiology Online is an approved provider of approved educational activities for AHIP Members. One hour of coursework equals 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).


British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

This course has been accredited with 2 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.


Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) supports and assists its members in the attainment of continuing education towards an individual professional development plan as required by their Provincial Regulatory Colleges and Provincial Associations. Audiology Online is an approved provider of educational activities for CAA members. Each hour of activity may be counted as one Continuous Learning Activity Credit (or equivalent) as allowed by the applicable regulatory college or association.


California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies. To learn more about earning IHS CE Credit, click here.


Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 2 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.


New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 2 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.


Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with AudiologyOnline. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.