In Part 2 of this three part series, we introduce the concept of Exception Discovery. We take a look at situations where the hearing thresholds may drive fittings that perhaps could be better served by an approach that is more focused on the quality of the remaining hearing of the patient.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 30199, "Complex versus Standard Fittings." Course 30199 contains recordings of all three events from our 2017 series on Complex versus Standard Fittings. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 30199.
Course created on October 26, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to describe the concept of Exception Discovery and how it can lead to alternative treatment strategies.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how fitting to remaining hearing as opposed to hearing loss may improve ski-slope, rising and irregular audiograms.
- After this course learners will be able to explain which factors other than audibility may affect the response to amplification for patient with atypical audiogram shapes.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction; Why was this course created?|
|5-10 Minutes||Concept of Exception Discovery|
|10-20 Minutes||Background of Ski-slope Losses|
|20-30 Minutes||Alternative treatment approach for ski-slope losses|
|30-45 Minutes||Alternative treatment approach for rising audiograms|
|45-55 Minutes||Alternative treatment approach for irregular audiograms|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and preview of Part 3; Q and A|
Vice President for Audiology & Professional Relations
Don Schum currently serves as Vice President for Audiology & Professional Relations for Oticon, Inc. In that capacity, Don has the responsibility to create and implement new Audiological training material, oversee the Audiological training of all employees, develop dispenser support materials and tools, conduct clinical research, and participate in national and international conferences. Previous to his position at Oticon in Somerset, Don served as the Director of Audiology for the main Oticon office in Copenhagen Denmark. In addition, he served as the Director of the Hearing Aid Lab at the University of Iowa School of Medicine (1990-1995) and as an Assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina (1988-1990). During his professional career, Don has been an active researcher in the areas of Hearing Aids, Speech Understanding, and Aging. Don received his B.S. in Speech & Hearing Science from the University of Illinois, his M.A. in Audiology from the University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. in Audiology from Louisiana State University.
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