This course will describe techniques for objectively verifying CROS and BiCROS technology
Course created on May 22, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to use real ear measurement to objectively measure head shadow effects on any patient.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to use real ear measurement to objectively measure the effectiveness of a CROS/BiCROS instrument in overcoming head shadow effects.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a CROS/BiCROS system verification protocol using an insertion gain template and pink noise input, or a Speechmap template using calibrated speech input.
|5-10 Minutes||Overview of CROS-BICROS Concept|
|10-15 Minutes||Availability of CROS-BICROS Systems|
|15-20 Minutes||The Purpose of CROS-BICROS Real-Ear Verification|
|20-35 Minutes||Insertion Gain Template Approach|
|35-50 Minutes||Speechmap Template Approach|
|50-60 Minutes||Verifying BICROS Systems|
Senior Audiology Consultant
David J. Smriga is the senior audiology consultant for Audioscan, a division of Etymonic Design, Inc., a major manufacturer of hearing instrument verification and fitting equipment. Mr. Smriga received his master’s degree in audiology from Northern Illinois University in 1976. During his subsequent career, Mr. Smriga has held positions in both clinical and research audiology at the Health Sciences Center In Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba Medical School, as well as senior management positions in sales, marketing, product management and public relations for some of the industry’s leading hearing instrument manufacturing firms. Mr. Smriga has conducted over 600 lectures in North America and in Europe, and has authored over sixty publications including two chapters in the textbook “Audiology Treatment” third edition. For the last nineteen years, Mr. Smriga has been Audioscan’s chief lecturer on the use of real-ear measurement technology and audibility-based fitting strategies.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Audioscan in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Audioscan products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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