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The Devil is in the Fitting Details

Course: #1715Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 181 Reviews
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Studies have demonstrated variability of fittings for the same hearing loss across hearing instrument manufacturers. This course discusses how familiarity with input parameters and their impact on the target allows clinicians to quickly recognize and reconcile sources of variability and improve patient outcomes.

Course created on August 23, 2012

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No CEU credit available

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkUpon completion of this course, the participant will be able to identify parameters that impact conversion of values from dB HL to ear canal SPL and how this influences the prescriptive target.
  • checkmarkUpon completion of this course, the participant will be able to describe stimulus presentation and analysis variables and relate their significance in being able to achieve the prescribed target.
  • checkmarkUpon completion of this course, the participant will be able to describe key fitting details and describe those settings that are most likely to result in disparities between the NAL or DSL target generated by the fitting software and probe microphone measurement system


0-5 Minutes Introduction; Review of Evidence Based Prescriptons
5-15 Minutes Accuracy of the Verification Process
15-35 Minutes NAL NL2 Fitting Details
35-55 Minutes DSL Fitting Details
55-60 Minutes Conclusions, Questions


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Presenter Disclosure: Mona Dworsack-Dodge is employed by GN Otometrics. She has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by Otometrics in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Otometrics products and services and will not include info on other products or services.

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