Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) and the emerging product category of hearables are controversial. However, when properly understood from the context of the patient with untreated hearing loss, they may represent an opportunity for hearing care professionals to attract a new segment of the market. This webinar will provide a technical overview of PSAPs & hearables, and how they can be recommended in the clinic in order to better address the unmet need of individuals with hearing loss. This webinar is open captioned.
Course created on April 6, 2016
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to identify the differences between hearing aids, personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) and hearables in terms of federal regulation and device usage/purpose.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to explain how to evaluate the performance capabilities and appropriateness of unfamiliar amplification products.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to explain how to appropriately integrate low-cost PSAPs and hearables into an existing practice model.
|5-10 Minutes||The Unmet Need - how does the hearing care marketplace respond?|
|10-40 Minutes||A critical comparison of PSAPs & hearables to hearing aids|
|40-55 Minutes||Implementation of a triaging process in the clinic|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Chase Smith is a third-year Doctor of Audiology student at Northwestern University and Audiology Extern at Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians in Columbus, Ohio. He currently serves as President of the Student Academy of Doctors of Audiology. His capstone research project, PSAPs vs. Hearing Aids: An Electroacoustic Analysis of Performance and Fitting Capabilities, upon which this webinar is based, has been selected for presentation at the Student Research Forum at AudiologyNow! 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Brian Taylor, AuD
Brian Taylor is the senior director of Clinical Affairs for Turtle Beach. He is also the editor of Audiology Practices and HHTMs Hearing News. In addition, he serves as a consultant for Fuel Medical and is an adjunct professor at A.T. Still University School of Health Sciences.
Brian Taylor: Financial: Brian Taylor is the senior director of Clinical Affairs for Turtle Beach. He is also the editor of Audiology Practices and HHTMs Hearing News. He received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Brian Taylor 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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