Custom earmolds provide a variety of benefits that can enhance your patient’s experience with hearing aids, as well as help you set yourself apart as not only a hearing aid expert, but an ear expert. This course will review how to successfully achieve a proper ear impression and review Starkey’s current earmold portfolio. Tips for selecting the best materials and earmold options will be discussed. Techniques for modifying earmolds will also be discussed and demonstrated.
Course created on May 3, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the key aspects of a good ear impression.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the best style, materials, and venting for the earmold to optimize the hearing aid fitting based on the physical considerations of the ear.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe common earmold modification techniques.
|5-10 Minutes||Ear impressions|
|10-20 Minutes||Earmold selection guide|
|20-30 Minutes||Earmold modification techniques and demonstrations|
|30-45 Minutes||Specialty custom earmold solutions|
|45-55 Minutes||Case studies|
Education & Training Audiologist
Amanda Wolfe joined Starkey in 2011 as a research audiologist in the Research & Development Department where she conducted clinical trials on emerging technology. In 2020, she joined the Education & Training Department where she is responsible for developing educational materials and leading training classes for Starkey staff and customers. Dr. Wolfe received her Au.D. in 2011 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Starkey in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Starkey products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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