AudiologyOnline Phone: 800-753-2160

Considerations in the Evaluation of Auditory Fitness for Duty in Military Personnel, presented in partnership with American Auditory Society

Course: #26341Level: Intermediate1 Hour 135 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

Military operations often involve high levels of noise and unique hearing-critical tasks, which can make it difficult for military audiologists to determine whether individuals with hearing loss can safely return to their duty assignments without endangering themselves and their colleagues. This webinar discusses some of the unique challenges of evaluating auditory fitness-for-duty in the military, and describes ongoing efforts to develop validated auditory standards that provide a direct link between clinical measures of auditory acuity and operational performance in military tasks.

Course created on September 2, 2015

Preview Exam

View this Course on Demand

CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAs a result of this presentation, the participant will be able to identify what a hearing critical task is and list at least two hearing critical tasks that might prevent a service member from performing effectively in an operational mission.
  • checkmarkAs a result of this presentation, the participant will be able to describe the differences between the speech materials used in a typical clinical speech perception test and the kinds of speech stimuli that military personnel are likely to encounter in real-world operations.
  • checkmarkAs a result of this presentation, the participant will be able to summarize the pros and cons of using standard clinical tests and functional tests that simulate the real world as tools for evaluating fitness for duty.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Importance of Hearing in Military
20-35 Minutes Assessing Auditory Fitness for Duty
35-45 Minutes Evaluating Operational Impact of Hearing Loss
45-55 Minutes Possible Impact of Blast Exposure on Auditory Performance
55-60 Minutes Summary; Q and A

Reviews

135 Reviews

Presented By


More
Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Doug Brungart serves as the Chief Scientist at the Audiology and Speech Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and is currently serving as the Chief Scientist for the Hearing Center of Excellence, where he participates in research related to hearing loss and auditory-vestibular injury. Dr. Brungart holds more than 10 U.S. patents related to auditory perception and speech communication. Non-Financial: Dr. Brungart has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

Course participation information

To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.

Review Technical Requirements

Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.

On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

Event participation is free, but you must be a AudiologyOnline member to complete the exam and earn the continuing education credit.

AudiologyOnline is committed to providing equal opportunities in accordance with all applicable laws. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact customerservice@audiologyonline.com. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner. Please note that we will require a minimum of 2 weeks to provide a reasonable accommodation for your request.

Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.


American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

AudiologyOnline is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.


Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 1 CEP.


British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

This course has been accredited with 1 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.


Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) supports and assists its members in the attainment of continuing education towards an individual professional development plan as required by their Provincial Regulatory Colleges and Provincial Associations. Audiology Online is an approved provider of educational activities for CAA members. Each hour of activity may be counted as one Continuous Learning Activity Credit (or equivalent) as allowed by the applicable regulatory college or association.


International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.


International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies. To learn more about earning IHS CE Credit, click here.


Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.


New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 1.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.


Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with AudiologyOnline. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.