This course reviews how speech-in-noise (SIN) testing can be routinely used in the clinical setting, both for identifying functional capabilities, and for the selection and fitting of hearing aids. Specific attention is given to the QuickSIN test, describing applications, clinical protocols and test interpretation. Step-by-step guidelines and case studies are provided.
Course created on November 6, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe recommended presentation levels for earphone QuickSIN testing.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the administration and scoring of the QuickSIN.
- After this course, participants will be able to interpret QuickSIN findings when used for differential diagnosis.
- After this course, participants will be able to interpret evaluation of QuickSIN scores.
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.
Todd A. Ricketts, Ph.D. is the Professor and Vice Chair of Graduate Studies and the Thomas L. and Jane Wilkerson Yount Endowed Chair in Hearing & Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, TN. He has published more than 100 articles, books and book chapters including the recently published textbook, Essentials of Modern Hearing aids with his co-authors Gus Mueller and Ruth Bentler. He has also provided over 300 presentations both nationally and internationally. He continues to pursue a very active federally and industry funded research program studying the interaction between hearing aids and other hearing assistive technologies, listening environment, and individual differences as they impact the listening and communication experience. In addition, current work also focuses on enhancing cost-effectiveness and efficiency in hearing health care while maintaining high quality. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), past Editor of Trends in Amplification and the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, and a past member of the American Academy of Audiology board of directors. He is currently vice-chair of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) S3 (Bioacoustics) committee. He is also a current member of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiologists (ICRA). In addition to his research and service, Todd teaches and mentors students at Vanderbilt.
Benjamin W. Y. Hornsby
Ben Hornsby is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Hornsby completed Ph.D in Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University and joined the Vanderbilt faculty as a teacher/scholar in 2002.
He has authored over 80 scholarly papers, including more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has presented his research extensively at national and international scientific meetings. His research has been funded by private industry and federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Dr. Hornsby holds membership in several professional organizations and has served as a Section Editor, guest editor and reviewer for multiple scholarly journals. In 2016 he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and in 2020 he was invited as a Fellow to join the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology (ICRA) group.
Dr. Hornsby directs the Hearing and Communication Research Laboratory at Vanderbilt. His lab uses qualitative, behavioral, and physiologic methods to examine the communication difficulties of adults and children with hearing loss and the psychosocial consequences of those difficulties. His current research focuses on relationships between hearing loss-related communication difficulties, mental effort, and fatigue. In addition, he is a co-developer of the adult and pediatric versions of the Vanderbilt Fatigue Scales, a suite of scales designed to measure listening-related fatigue in adults and children.
Financial: Todd Ricketts is employed by Vanderbilt University. He has received research funding on a topic that may be discussed in this course from Resound, Signia, Starkey, Sonova, Oticon, Widex, Persona Medical, Frye Electronics, the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research & Development Service (VA RR&D), the National Institute of Disabilities and Rehabilitative Research (NIDRR), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Non-financial: Todd Ricketts has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Benjamin Hornsby is an employee of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Non-financial: Benjamin Hornsby has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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