This course presents an overview of how the BC Drive™ transducer technology in the Baha® 5 System transforms the way patients with hearing loss can experience the latest generation of bone conduction hearing solutions. We will discuss the performance of this technology in terms of power, sound quality and patient preference over the traditional transducer design, and demonstrate how it provides clinicians more options to fit patients with percutaneous and magnetic bone conduction systems.
Course created on May 22, 2018
- After the course, participants will be able to list the challenges faced when trying to fit patients with traditional bone conduction solutions.
- After the course, participants will be able to describe how BC Drive technology improves the hearing experience as part of the Baha 5 System
- After the course, participants will be able to discuss the unique clinical benefits the Baha 5 System offers for different patient groups when counseling candidates for both percutaneous and transcutaneous bone conduction systems.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction: Bone conduction fundamentals - how bone conductors work to deliver sound via an abutment or through the skin|
|5-10 Minutes||Discuss the fitting approach and limitations of traditional solutions in relation to patient outcome and clinical practice|
|10-35 Minutes||Explore the improved BC Drive transducer design which better addresses patient needs: benefits from higher power, improved sound quality, smaller size with greater reliability, so more patients can benefit|
|35-45 Minutes||Discuss how BC Drive optimizes power and performance for the different connection types to better address the unique hearing needs of each patient group (CHL, MHL, SSD & Children)|
|45-55 Minutes||Review clinical evidence and customer feedback related the patient upgrade and fitting experience with Baha 5 System|
MPhys, MSc Audiology, CAC
Tracey Adams currently works as the Audiological Support Specialist for Cochlear across Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has worked for Cochlear for 15 years and prior to joining Cochlear worked as a Clinical Scientist (Audiology) for the NHS in the UK.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Cochlear Americas in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Cochlear Americas products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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