Hearing instrument test boxes can provide clinicians with invaluable tools to complete the hearing aid fitting and verification process for certain populations and circumstances. This course will highlight the use of Aurical HIT and PMM in the process of completing real ear to coupler difference (RECD) measurements and fitting. Integrated verification with the Aurical HIT will also be demonstrated with Phonak. Additionally, clinical applications for analysis of advanced hearing aid features will be reviewed and demonstrated that were not completed in Aurical HIT Applications: Part 1.
Course created on July 27, 2020
- After this course, learners will be able to describe the benefits and when to incorporate coupler-based fitting with a hearing instrument test box in the fitting clinic.
- After this course, learners will be able to list the steps to complete RECD measurements and the steps to apply the RECD measurements to the fitting process of hearing instruments using Aurical HIT.
- After this course, learners will be able to describe the use of hearing aid transition and frequency lowering with the Aurical HIT.
|5-20 Minutes||Benefits of the test box|
|20-35 Minutes||How to perform RECD measurements and the steps to apply the RECD measurements to the fitting process.|
|35-55 Minutes||Hearing aid transition and frequency lowering with the Aurical HIT|
|55-60 Minutes||Q and A, Summary|
Jeanette Fitzke, Au.D., is the field development audiologist for the Southwest region and is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Jeanette has 17 years of clinical experience prior to joining Natus Medical Incorporated. Previously, Jeanette was working as a Clinical Audiologist at Cigna Medical Group, a multi-specialty clinic. Her position at this location allowed her to work with a variety of age populations and focused on diagnostics, hearing aid services, and vestibular care. Prior to her time with Cigna Medical Group, she worked in hospital and ENT settings where she provided extensive services for pediatrics to geriatrics in vestibular evaluation, pediatrics, eletrophysiological testing, general diagnostics, and hearing aid selection, fitting, and verification. She graduated with her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University in 1998 and completed her Doctorate of Audiology from A.T. Still University in March 2005. She is currently a member of the American Speech Hearing Association and holds her Clinical Certificate of Competency in Audiology.
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