This course will describe a new method for fitting bone-anchored hearing devices (BAHDs), designed specifically for abutment-worn devices. The use of a DSL-based prescriptive formula integrated into a Speechmap® fitting environment provides targets and enables verification and fine-tuning of BAHDs on the Audioscan Verifit skull simulator.
Course created on April 10, 2018
- Participants will be able to describe the rationale for the DSL-BCD prescriptive targets, used with bone-anchored hearing devices.
- Participants will be able to describe the studies used to develop and revise the DSL-BCD prescriptive targets.
- Participants will be able to summarize the main steps of a fitting protocol designed for use with the Audioscan Verifit skull simulator
|Prescriptive targets and their impact on the consistency and quality of fittings for air-conduction hearing aids.
|Bone-anchored hearing devices: types and terminology, and lessons on verification from the labs.
|DSL for Bone Conduction Devices (DSL-BCD): Development of version 1.1.
|The Audioscan Verifit Skull Simulator: What it is and how to use it.
|Case illustration and discussion of clinical uses beyond target matching.
Dr. Susan Scollie is an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Audiology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Together with colleagues Dr. Marlene Bagatto and Dr. Danielle Glista, she participates in the development of the DSL Method for hearing aid fitting, and leads the Child Amplification Laboratory. Dr. Scollie and colleagues work closely with the Ontario Infant Hearing Program and the Manitoba Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program. Dr. Scollie also collaborates with colleagues including Drs. Paula Folkeard, Vijay Parsa, and Ewan Macpherson to develop studies within the Translational Research Unit, a new laboratory that partners with industry to evaluate new products and procedures.
PhD, MSc, BA
Dr. Hodgetts is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta. He holds a joint appointment at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) where he is program director for audiology and bone conduction amplification (BCA). He earned his B.A. (Psychology) and M.Sc. (Audiology) from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. (Rehab Sciences) from the University of Alberta.
John Pumford, AuD is the Director of Audiology and Education at Audioscan. Previously, Dr. Pumford held senior audiology, clinical research, and management positions for some of the industry's leading hearing instrument companies. He has also held clinical audiology positions in hospital and private practice settings and worked as a research audiologist at the National Centre for Audiology at Western University where he investigated compression processing, directional microphones and contributed to the development of DSL v5. Dr. Pumford has presented extensively internationally on hearing instrument technology and best-practice verification procedures and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on these topics.
Bill Hodgetts: Financial: Portions of the research discussed were funded through a grant to Bill Hodgetts from the Oticon Foundation. Non-Financial: Bill Hodgetts has no relevant non-finacial relationships to disclose.
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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