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Hearing Aids: Technology, Treatment & Clinical Services

Course: #30064Level: Intermediate4 Hours 286 Reviews
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Legislative and regulatory changes are imminent that will impact the hearing aid delivery options for millions of consumers with hearing loss. As experts in hearing and balance, audiologists need to stay at the forefront of hearing aid technology, treatment and clinical services, and add measurable value to the consumer’s journey to better hearing. This 4-part webinar series features leading experts discussing a few of the countless scenarios where audiology care is paramount to better patient outcomes. Topics covered include bimodal fittings, optimization of hearing aid gain and output, and tinnitus treatment. The series wraps up with an expert review of the straight facts regarding the function and application of over the counter hearing aids. This series is designed to help audiologists leverage their unique clinical expertise in order to adapt and succeed in the changing hearing care market.

Course created on October 2, 2017

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.4 Intermediate; ACAud/4.0; AHIP/4.0; ASHA/0.4 Intermediate, Professional; BAA/4.0; CAA/4.0; Calif SLPAB/4.0; IACET/0.4; IHS/4.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/4.0; NZAS/3.0; SAC/4.0; Tier 1 (ABA Certificants)/4.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to discuss implications of for pediatric bimodal fittings.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe the methods to assure that appropriate gain and output are present for each patient and discuss the potential negative outcomes that could occur if appropriate gain and output are not achieved.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to contrast sound therapy based options and describe methods for sound therapy applications and for effective sound therapy tinnitus management.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to list the next steps that the OTC Hearing Aid Act must take before it is enacted, list the decisions that the FDA must make related to OTC hearing aids and discuss possible pathways to market for OTC hearing aids.

Agenda

0-60 Minutes Clinical Implications for Pediatric Bimodal Fittings
60-120 Minutes Hearing Aid Verification: What You Can't Buy Over the Counter
120-180 Minutes Sound Approaches to Tinnitus Management
180-240 Minutes Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: Just the Facts

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Presenter Disclosure: Lisa Davidson: Financial: Lisa Davidson is employed by Washington University and CID Oral School for the Deaf. She has received a NIH grant for her research. She received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Lisa Davidson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Gus Mueller: Financial: Dr. Mueller has a private audiology consulting practice and is the Senior Audiology consultant for Siemens Hearing Instruments. He serves as a Contributing Editor for AudiologyOnline and the hearing aids series editor for Plural Publishing. Dr. Mueller is the author of many textbooks regarding hearing aid selection and fitting. Non-Financial: Dr. Mueller has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Christopher Spankovich: Financial: Christopher Spankovich is employed by University of Mississippi Medical Center. He has participated in research in the area of hearing loss and tinnitus. He received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Christopher Spankovich has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Catherine Palmer: Financial: Catherine. Palmer is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Catherine Palmer is the editor-in-chief of Seminars in Hearing. Dr. Palmer received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Catherine Palmer has no non-financial relationships to disclose.


Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

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Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 4 CEP.


Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (AHIP) represents and guide its members in their practice which include, the testing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and associated devices in the best interest of the hard of hearing of Ontario. Audiology Online is an approved provider of approved educational activities for AHIP Members. One hour of coursework equals 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).


American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)


British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

This course has been accredited with 4 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.


Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) supports and assists its members in the attainment of continuing education towards an individual professional development plan as required by their Provincial Regulatory Colleges and Provincial Associations. Audiology Online is an approved provider of educational activities for CAA members. Each hour of activity may be counted as one Continuous Learning Activity Credit (or equivalent) as allowed by the applicable regulatory college or association.


California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board

AudiologyOnline.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 267. This course may meet the requirements for 4 hours of continuing education credit for audiologists as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml


International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies. To learn more about earning IHS CE Credit, click here.


Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 4 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.


New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 3.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.


Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

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American Board of Audiology

American Board of Audiology

This Continuing Education activity represents 4 Tier 1 continuing education hours toward the American Board of Audiology recertification requirements.