The purpose of this webinar is to discuss prescriptive fitting approaches for selecting hearing aid gain for patients with hearing loss. A brief history of prescriptive methods will be reviewed and current popular approaches will be compared; case studies will be included. This course is open captioned.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 27961, "Hearing Aid Essentials: Verification". Course 27961 contains recordings of all five events from our series on Hearing Aid Verification. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 27961.
Course created on May 4, 2016
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to briefly describe the history of hearing aid prescriptions.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to compare and contrast two current, popular prescriptive methods.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to explain how to estimate approximate appropriate gain based on a patients hearing threshold.
|15-20 Minutes||Non-linear amplification|
|20-25 Minutes||Compression terminology|
|25-30 Minutes||Current prescriptive methods|
|30-40 Minutes||Comparison of current methods|
|40-45 Minutes||Case studies (flat losses)|
|45-50 Minutes||Case studies (sloping losses)|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Erin Picou, PhD, CCC-A, is a research assistant professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has been working in the Dan Maddox Hearing Aid Research Laboratory since she was an AuD student. After completing her PhD (also at Vanderbilt) she was hired to a research faculty position. Her research interests are primarily related to hearing aid technologies for adults and children, with a specific focus on speech recognition, listening effort, and emotional responses to sound. This work continues to be supported through a variety of industry and federal funding sources. In addition to her research activities, Erin is involved with teaching and mentoring AuD students at Vanderbilt. In addition, Erin is currently serving as an Associate Section Editor for Ear and Hearing and is on the editorial board for the American Journal of Audiology.
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