This course will review venting effects in hearing aid verification. A new solution for including venting effects in test box verification will be described.
Course created on July 26, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the main effects of vented and open fittings during hearing aid verification.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the clinical purposes of simulated real ear measurement (S-REM) and how it relates to preferred practice and remote practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the key elements of a new venting correction feature applied to test box hearing aid verification.
John Pumford, AuD is the Director of Audiology and Education at Audioscan. Previously, Dr. Pumford held senior audiology, clinical research, and management positions for some of the industry's leading hearing instrument companies. He has also held clinical audiology positions in hospital and private practice settings and worked as a research audiologist at the National Centre for Audiology at Western University where he investigated compression processing, directional microphones and contributed to the development of DSL v5. Dr. Pumford has presented extensively internationally on hearing instrument technology and best-practice verification procedures and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on these topics.
Susan Scollie, PhD is a Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the Director of the National Centre for Audiology at Western University, in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Scollie’s research focuses on development of fitting and verification algorithms and procedures for hearing aids, evaluation of outcomes, and knowledge translation of evidence to clinical practice, hearing aid prescription, and early hearing detection and intervention.
Paula Folkeard, AuD is an Audiologist and Research Manager at the National Centre for Audiology at Western Ontario in the Faculty of Health Sciences. She is a member of the Hearing Aid Technology and Outcomes for Adults lab and the coordinator for the Translational Research Unit. Dr. Folkeard’s research interests include outcome measure and product evaluation and adult amplification and technologies.
Jonathan Pietrobon, MESc is the Software Development Manager at Audioscan, overseeing development of features for Audioscan products. Previously, Jonathan worked as a Product Developer at Audioscan, combining his background in electrical engineering with software development and acoustics to develop advanced hearing instrument fitting solutions such as the Audioscan Verifit2 binaural test box, VerifitLINK™, and the ProbeGUIDE™ probe tube placement tool.
Parvaneh Abbasalipour, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University and a Research Audiologist in the National Centre for Audiology. Dr. Abbasalipour has implemented research studies for assessing directionality of hearing aids, evaluating sound localization ability of the hearing aid users, and comparison of automated real-ear and traditional hearing aid fitting methods. She has also contributed to developing clinical protocols for fitting and verification of noise management signal processing in children and outcomes with direct drive hearing aids.
Financial: Susan Scollie has participated in research related to amplification. Non-financial: Susan Scollie has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Paula Folkeard is an Audiologist and Research Manager at the National Centre for Audiology at Western Ontario in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Non-financial: Paula Folkeard has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Jonathan Pietrobon is the Software Development Manager at Audioscan. Non-financial: Jonathan Pietrobon has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Parvaneh Abbasalipour is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University and a Research Audiologist in the National Centre for Audiology. Non-financial: Parvaneh Abbasalipour has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Audioscan in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Audioscan products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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