Hearing instrument test boxes can provide clinicians with invaluable information about hearing instrument function, from evaluating technical status using electroacoustic analysis to assessing gain and output and advanced feature performance. This course will highlight the process for each of these using the Otometrics Aurical HIT. Additionally, clinical applications for these techniques will be overviewed.
Course created on June 29, 2020
- After this course learners will be able to identify the benefits of using a hearing instrument test box in the fitting clinic.
- After this course learners will be able to list the steps for programming/pre-programming hearing instruments using Aurical HIT.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the feature-to-benefit comparison for noise reduction and directionality features.
|5-15 Minutes||Applications of HIT systems and overview of Otometrics Aurical HIT Systems and OTOsuite software|
|15-30 Minutes||Programming/pre-programming instrument gain and output using Aurical HIT|
|30-45 Minutes||Verifying noise reduction and adaptive directionality using Aurical HIT|
|45-55 Minutes||Assessing electroacoustic performance using Aurical HIT|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q& A|
Audiology Development Manager
Wendy Switalski, Au.D. is the Audiology Development Manager at Audiology Systems Inc. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Switalski was the president of Audiometric Consultants Inc., an instrumentation distribution company, and a consultant to Otometrics, a leading manufacturer of hearing and balance equipment. Additionally, she has a private audiology practice in metro-Detroit serving both adult and pediatric populations;and also serves as audiologist for the South Pacific territory of American Samoa. Dr. Switalski has previously served on the boards of the Michigan Academy of Audiology and the Rotary Club of Waterford and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Global ENT Outreach. She holds a Master’s degree in audiology from the University of Northern Colorado, an M.B.A. from Saginaw Valley State University, and an Au.D. from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry School of Audiology Wendy Switalski is the Audiology Development Manager at Audiology Systems Inc., an exclusive distributor of Otometrics products. She has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Natus (formerly Otometrics) in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Natus (formerly Otometrics) products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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