MED-EL offers various electrode lengths for the best individual fit for each CI recipient. We’ve taken the next step forward by using imaging to visualize where the electrode sits after implantation within a patient’s cochlea. This information is then used to individualize the recipient’s map based on the real location of each electrode contact, before proceeding with fitting as usual. For the first time, audiologists are now able to best match the frequency settings to the natural pitch information unique to each patient’s ear. This webinar reviews Anatomy-Based Fitting, which is easy to implement with a just a few clicks in the MAESTRO fitting software.
Course created on October 20, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to define spectral mismatch as it relates to cochlear implantation.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the concept of Anatomy-based fitting.
- After this course the participants will be able to outline the steps for applying Anatomy-Based Fitting in the MAESTRO software.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction to Anatomy-Based Fitting and OTOPLAN|
|10-30 Minutes||Reducing spectral mismatch through Anatomy-Based Fitting|
|30-45 Minutes||How Anatomy-Based Fitting aligns with the natural function of the auditory System|
|45-55 Minutes||Applying Anatomy-Based Fitting in MAESTRO|
|55-60 Minutes||QA, Summary|
Senior Manager, Clinical Education
Barb Foster is an audiologist with over 20 years of experience with cochlear implants. She currently works as the Senior Manager of Clinical Education at MED-EL Corporation and is passionate about providing unforgettable learning experiences while training on transformational medical technology.
Josh Stohl currently serves as the Director of MED-EL’s North American Research Laboratory. Josh received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University and has spent the last 13 years at MED-EL conducting basic and applied research to produce advances in hearing implant technology. The laboratory utilizes a combination of evoked potentials, computational modeling, and behavioral testing to study the human auditory system and translate scientific discovery into improved outcomes with cochlear implants and other device-based treatments for hearing loss.
VP of Education, MED-EL Corporation
Darla is the Vice President of Strategy, Learning and Communication at MED-EL Corporation. As an
audiologist, Darla began working with cochlear implant recipients clinically in 1988 and later joined
MED-EL Corporation in 1997. Darla’s passion is ensuring that clinicians working with hearing
implants develop a strong foundation in providing excellent patient care.
Senior Clinical Research Project Manager
Katelyn Glassman is a Clinical Research Project Manager at MED-EL Corporation where she primarily
collaborates with North American investigators to support their research with approved MED-EL
products. Katelyn earned her AuD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a
NIH-funded traineeship at Boys Town National Research Hospital. She has over 10 years of experience
working in cochlear implant research and was a member of the Laboratory for Translational Auditory
Research at New York University prior to joining MED-EL in 2014.
Financial: Josh Stohl is an employee of Med-El. Non-financial: Josh Stohl has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Darla Franz is an employee of Med-El. Non-financial: Darla Franz has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Katelyn Glassman is an employee of Med-El. Non-financial: Katelyn Glassman has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by MED-EL in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on MED-EL products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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