Hearing aids have limitations that mean they do not always offer optimum benefit. This course reviews evidence of how hearing aid accessories supplement hearing aid performance, and offers guidance on how to implement them in everyday fittings.
Course created on November 21, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to list the three acoustic challenges that limit the performance of hearing aids in everyday situations.
- After this course learners will be able to explain two ways in which aspects of a hearing aid ecosystem can contribute to benefit with telephone use.
- After this course learners will be able to provide three concrete examples of situations where a wireless hearing aid accessory could solve a difficulty experienced by the hearing aid use.
Laurel A. Christensen
Chief Audiology Officer, ReSound
Laurel A. Christensen, Ph.D. is currently Chief Audiology Officer for ReSound. In this role she leads all aspects of audiology for the company including new product trials, audiology input to marketing, and global audiology relations which encompasses training and product support to subsidiaries world-wide. In addition to her position at ReSound, she holds adjunct faculty appointments at Northwestern and Rush Universities. She served as an Associate Editor for both Trends in Amplification and the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. She currently serves as an Editorial Consultant for several other professional journals. She is a member of the Executive Board of the American Auditory Society and a member of the Advisory Board for the Au.D. Program at Rush University. Dr. Christensen received her Master’s degree in clinical audiology in 1989 and her Ph.D. in audiology in 1992 both from Indiana University.
Director of Global Audiology External Relations
Tammara Stender, Au.D. is Director of Global Audiology External Relations for GN Hearing. The Global Audiology groups, located in Copenhagen and Chicago, conduct research and development trials from a patient and hearing professional perspective for our new products. Prior to joining GN ReSound in 2003, Tammy was an Audiologist for Orlando Regional Healthcare in Orlando, Florida, where she provided pediatric diagnostic and amplification services. She earned her Master of Science degree in Audiology from Vanderbilt University, and her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida. In addition to her position at ReSound, she has held Adjunct Faculty positions at Northern Illinois University and Rush University in Chicago.
Financial: Tammy Stender is employed by ReSound. She is an adjunct faculty member at Northern Illinois University and Rush University. Non-financial: Tammy Stender has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by ReSound in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on ReSound products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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