This foundational-level course is designed for Audiologists who are new to working with Baha systems. After attending this course, participants will be able to fit Baha 5 sound processors to patients with Baha Connect and Baha Attract implants. Topics will include surgical aftercare, connecting the device, programming considerations and follow up care. This course is designed as part of the overall “Foundations of Baha Implants” series.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the appropriate after-care for recipients of the Baha Connect implant.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to fit the sound processor using Baha Fitting Software and orient the recipient to its use.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to troubleshoot common causes of feedback in the Baha system and explain how it is different than feedback with hearing aids.
|5-10 Minutes||Aftercare for Baha Connect recipients|
|10-20 Minutes||Connecting the sound processor|
|20-40 Minutes||Fitting the sound processor using Baha Fitting Software|
|40-55 Minutes||Troubleshooting common concerns|
Bryan McDonald, AuD
Field Support Audiologist
Bryan McDonald, AuD is a Regional Clinical Training Manager with Cochlear Americas. In this role, Bryan is responsible for the clinical training of internal and external customers, ensuring all education materials support the clinical setting. As an audiologist and training manager, he is a subject matter expert in areas of assistive listening devices, software applications and clinical programming. In partnership with the field, he is commonly called to assist with difficult clinical cases. Prior to joining Cochlear in 2011, Bryan’s previous experience included hearing aid programming, research and verification. He holds an Au.D. from the University of Colorado.
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