This course reports on research which has studied the feasibility of using hearing-aid-assisted TeleCare for follow-up assistance for new hearing aid users who have mild cognitive impairment.
Course created on September 23, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the utility of hearing-aid TeleCare services.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the benefits of TeleCare for the hearing aid users regarding their important communication situations.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the benefits of TeleCare as it relates to burden for the caregiver.
Lindsey E. Jorgensen
Lindsey Jorgensen is an associate professor at the University of South Dakota and is a Research Audiologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Sioux Falls, SD as well as in Pittsburgh, PA. She is also a clinical supervisor and has a research interest in the interaction between cognition and cognitive changes, hearing loss and hearing assistive technology.
Taylor Van Gerpen
Taylor Van Gerpen is in her fourth year of the Doctorate of Audiology program at the University of South Dakota. She is currently completing her externship at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center, with a focus on hearing aids and hearing assistive technology.
Thomas A. Powers
Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D., is the Managing Member of Powers Consulting, providing management consulting to the hearing health industry. Dr. Powers serves an expert audiology consultant for the Hearing Industries Association, and as a Consultant for Sivantos, Inc. Dr. Powers received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Audiology and Speech Science from Ohio University. He began his career as a partner in an Audiology private practice and has over 35 years of experience in the hearing health care industry. Prior to his current role, he was Vice-President, Government Services and Professional Relations for Sivantos, Inc.
Louis Richter is the Experience Designer and Product Manager for TeleCare, Sivantos GmbH, Erlangen, Germany.
Taylor Van Gerpen : Financial: Taylor Van Gerpen is an AuD Candidate at the University of South Dakota. Non-financial: Taylor Van Gerpen has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Thomas Powers: Financial: Thomas Powers is the Managing Member of Powers Consulting, LLC. He is an Asst. Professor at Salus University. Dr. Powers serves an expert audiology consultant for the Better Hearing Institute, and as a Senior Consultant for Sivantos, Inc. Non-financial: Thomas Powers has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Louis Richter: Financial: Louis Richter is the Global product manager for TeleCare, Sivantos Group based in Erlangen, Germany Non-financial: Louis Richter has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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