This webinar will provide an overview of frequency lowering technology and the latest fitting techniques for both determining patient candidacy and adjusting frequency lowering features for maximum utility. These techniques will be demonstrated using Audioscan Verifit technology.
Course created on August 16, 2019
- After this course learners will be able to describe clearly the different methods manufacturers use to create a frequency lowering result.
- After this course learners will be able to identify when frequency lowering should be employed to enhance patient understanding of speech.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to implement a step-by-step fitting procedure that programs frequency lowering for maximum patient benefit.
|0-10 Minutes||The Frequency Lowering Concept and When to Use It|
|10-25 Minutes||Technological Approaches to Frequency Lowering|
|25-45 Minutes||Fitting and Verification Protocol for Frequency Lowering|
|45-55 Minutes||Frequency Lowering and the SII Score|
Senior Audiology Consultant
David J. Smriga is the senior audiology consultant for Audioscan, a division of Etymonic Design, Inc., a major manufacturer of hearing instrument verification and fitting equipment. Mr. Smriga received his master’s degree in audiology from Northern Illinois University in 1976. During his subsequent career, Mr. Smriga has held positions in both clinical and research audiology at the Health Sciences Center In Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba Medical School, as well as senior management positions in sales, marketing, product management and public relations for some of the industry’s leading hearing instrument manufacturing firms. Mr. Smriga has conducted over 600 lectures in North America and in Europe, and has authored over sixty publications including two chapters in the textbook “Audiology Treatment” third edition. For the last nineteen years, Mr. Smriga has been Audioscan’s chief lecturer on the use of real-ear measurement technology and audibility-based fitting strategies.
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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