he DSL prescription was originally developed for use with young children, and historically has used more gain than prescriptions developed for use with older adults. In this presentation, we will cover how targets are different for children versus adults in the most recent version of DSL, and discuss evidence and protocols for creating beneficial yet comfortable fittings. This course is part of the Signia Expert Series.
Course created on July 8, 2011
- The participant will be able to describe the key features of a method for prescribing hearing aids (DSL version 5).
- The participant will be able to interpret the SPLogram as a tool for verifying hearing aid fittings for children, and to recognize key features of high quality versus problematic fittings.
- The participant will be able to relate expected outcomes in clinical practice to research findings on fittings to target, preferred listening levels, aided loudness perception, and benefit.
Susan Scollie, PhD
Assistant Professor at the National Centre for Audiology at the University of Western Ontario
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. We work closely with the Ontario Infant Hearing Program and the Manitoba Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program. We evaluate outcomes with frequency compression and noise reduction, and have developed both universal outcome measures protocols for the 0 – 6 age range as well as targeted outcome measures protocols aimed at high frequency hearing aid signal processing. Current research studies are focused on the use of aided evoked potentials as outcome measures, outcomes of early intervention, and the effects of novel signal processors for children who use hearing aids. 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.
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