Verification, including real-ear and test box measurement, is commonly viewed as a best practice procedure during the hearing aid fitting process. Given ongoing industry disruptions in product offerings, changes in service delivery models and increasing competition, the need to provide proven clinical services that support practice success has never been greater. This presentation will focus on recent advancements in hearing aid fitting systems that aim to simplify the verification process, save time, and improve patient outcomes. Time will be spent reviewing and illustrating:
* Recent advancements designed to address the challenges of probe tube placement and Audioscan’s solution - ProbeGUIDE
* Automated verification to target technology, implementation considerations and Audioscan’s solution - VerifitLINK
* Simulated REM advancements, including Audioscan’s venting correction feature that enhances the value of this verification option
Course created on February 9, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the benefits of hearing instrument verification.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe key considerations and procedures for accurate probe tube placement, including use of ProbeGUIDE.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe key considerations for accurate simulated real-ear measurements in the test box, including the use of venting corrections and associated clinical benefits.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify clinical benefits offered by automated fit-to-target approaches and key considerations for use of VerifitLINK.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction, Why Verify|
|5-20 Minutes||Probe tube placement and software-assisted positioning advancements|
|20-35 Minutes||Simulated REM advancements and test box venting corrections|
|35-55 Minutes||Automated Verification to Target (autoREMfit) advancements|
John Pumford, AuD is the Director of Audiology and Education at Audioscan. Previously, Dr. Pumford held senior audiology, clinical research, and management positions for some of the industry's leading hearing instrument companies. He has also held clinical audiology positions in hospital and private practice settings and worked as a research audiologist at the National Centre for Audiology at Western University where he investigated compression processing, directional microphones and contributed to the development of DSL v5. Dr. Pumford has presented extensively internationally on hearing instrument technology and best-practice verification procedures and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on these topics.
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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