This online course is designed to introduce those familiar with the Baha System in special considerations to the evaluation and selection of the appropriate sound processor to insure proper outcomes when fitting patients with SSD or Single Sided Deafness. Topics to be discussed will include: sound processor portfolio, sound processor adjustment and the introduction of consideration of the role of transcranial attenuation and it role in choosing the appropriate sound processor for SSD patients.
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Course created on May 14, 2009
- Upon completing this course learners will be able to describe the various Baha Sound Processors and their fitting range.
- Upon completing this course learners will be able to explain background information on the topic of Transcranial attenuation.
- Upon completing this course learners will be able to describe appropriate setting of Baha sound processors for fitting SSD patients.
George Cire, AuD
Clinical Manager, Bone Anchored Solutions, Cochlear Americas
George Cire currently works as Clinical Manager of Bone Anchored Solutions for Cochlear Americas in Englewood, Colorado. Prior to joining Cochlear, Dr. Cire has worked as a field specialist for Phonak Hearing Systems and has been a practicing Audiologist for 30 years. He has worked both in stand-alone private practice and as the director of an ENT affiliated Audiology Practice. His specialty interests are in the areas of clinical verification of amplification and vestibular diagnostics and treatment. Dr. Cire received his BA degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, M.C.D. (Master of Communicative Disorders) from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA and Au.D. from A. T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, AZ.
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