This course intends to explain acoustical challenges due to size restrictions and guide for configuring earmold for desired acoustical gain. Size of the ear canal will determine hearing aid type as well as earmold acoustic configuration.
Course created on November 13, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to identify earmold components.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe various hearing aid options based on physical limitations.
- After this course, participants will be able to select appropriate earmold venting based on acoustic mass.
|5-10 Minutes||What goes in earmold?|
|10-15 Minutes||How size matters?|
|15-25 Minutes||Selection of receiver size in comparison to canal size|
|25-30 Minutes||Residual gain: RIC vs Slim Tube|
|30-45 Minutes||Function of Acoustic Mass in Earmolds|
|45-55 Minutes||Prescriptively fit earmolds with defined acoustic mass based on the audiogram|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Ozden Uslu, MS
Ozden Uslu is the technical director at Microsonic Earmold Labs. He oversees product development, quality and regulatory compliance. In his over 10 years of work at Microsonic, he implemented 3D design and 3D printing technologies, developed numerous processes, and represented the company in global hearing healthcare industry. His previous experience as a project manager at Robert Morris University includes implementing emerging technologies for various manufacturing companies. He holds B.S. in Economics and M.S. in Engineering Management degrees.
Brian J. Fligor, ScD, PASC
Brian Fligor, PhD, PASC, is a board-certified pediatric audiologist and owner and staff audiologist of Tobias & Battite, Inc., Hearing Wellness of New England (Boston, MA). Additionally, he is longtime Chief Audiology Officer at Lantos Technologies, Wilmington, MA. Prior to joining Lantos, Dr. Fligor was Director of Diagnostic Audiology at Boston Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is adjunct faculty at Salus University, a consultant member of the Children's Oncology Group, chair of the World Health Organization Make Listening Safe Taskforce on manufacturing standards of headphones, and founder and past-chair of the Music-Induced Hearing Disorders Taskforce for the National Hearing Conservation Association. Dr. Fligor's publications on hearing loss risk from music received considerable popular media attention, including being spoofed on the David Letterman Show in 2005. His publications on ototoxicity were incorporated into the JCIH Position Statement (2007) and helped shape a consensus international chemotherapy ototoxicity grading scale. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and doctorate in Audiology from Boston University.
Brian Fligor: Financial: Dr. Fligor has ownership interest in Lantos Technologies, Inc and is the owner of Boston Audiology Consultants. He has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Dr. Fligor sits on the World Health Organization Make Listening Safe Initiative.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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