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Artistically Avoiding Commoditization with EARMOLDS!

Course: #24740Level: Intermediate1 Hour 251 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

Today’s hearing aid technology offers greater bandwidths, the ability to shape the frequency response, and the option to provide patients with an open-fit acoustic configuration that does not require a custom earmold. These developments have allowed professionals to gravitate away from earmolds and in some cases completely abandon the use of them. At Starkey Hearing Technologies, we feel that earmolds still serve a purpose and offer a valuable contribution to the fitting process. The purpose of this course is to provide a refresher on all things related to current earmold technology and demonstrate that earmolds can provide professionals a way to showcase their artistry, which can help avoid commoditization.

Course created on September 23, 2014

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to identify current perspectives and considerations of earmolds in the hearing aid fitting process
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe the unique and vast earmold offerings Starkey provides to customize the fitting of RIC and BTE hearing aids
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to list the clear benefits associated with fitting a custom earmold with a standard hearing aid style


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-25 Minutes Considerations of earmolds in the hearing aid fitting process
25-40 Minutes Starkey earmolds for RIC and BTE devices
40-55 Minutes Benefits of custom earmolds with standard fit devices
55-60 Minutes Summary; Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Lindsay Prusick: Financial: Lindsay Prusick, AuD is an audiologist in the Education & Training Department for Starkey Hearing Technologies. Non-financial: Lindsay Prusick has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Dennis Van Vliet: Financial: Dennis Van Vliet, AuD, is Director of Professional Relations for Starkey Hearing Technologies. Non-financial: Dennis Van Vliet formed the Independent Hearing Aid Fitting Forum.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Starkey in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Starkey products and services and will not include info on other products or services.

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Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

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New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

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