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.
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Course created on June 22, 2021
- After this course, participants 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.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe stimulus presentation and analysis variables and relate their significance in being able to achieve the prescribed target.
- After this course, participants 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 Prescriptions|
|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|
Director of Market Management and Audiology, Otometrics/Audiology Systems
Mona Dworsack, Au.D. is the former Director of Business Development for Natus. Prior to this role, she held various leadership positions including Director of Product Management for hearing assessment products including Madsen and Bio-logic brands, as well as Director of Market Management and Audiology. She was also a Senior Audiologist and Product Manager for the Aurical fitting solution. Prior to her tenure at Natus, Dr. Dworsack-Dodge served as Coordinator of electrophysiology and Director of the newborn hearing screening program at UCLA Medical Center. Mona holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree in communication disorders, from Arizona State University. Mona served as a committee member for the American Academy of Audiology’s Audiologic Guidelines for the Assessment of Hearing in Infants and Young Children; released in August 2012.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Natus in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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