Technology is constantly evolving and therefore the manner in which hearing aid applications are delivered must also advance. This course reviews current philosophies, research and available applications of amplification to provide best practice solutions for your patients’ hearing and tinnitus needs.
Course created on August 28, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to discuss pros and cons of an OTC model of hearing aid access as well as current regulations related to hearing aids and how these impact potential over-the-counter versions of devices.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the pros and cons of using stored equalization, describe how the REOR can be used for trouble shooting as well as considerations in REAR85 measures.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to administer Tinnitus Activities Treatment, how to appropriately fit hearing aids to patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis. and how to appropriately fit sound therapy devices to patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify potential candidates for nonlinear frequency compression, and describe goals in selecting the most appropriate nonlinear frequency compression settings.
|0-60 Minutes||Signia Expert Series: Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids - Opportunity or Disaster?|
|60-120 Minutes||Signia Expert Series: Hearing Aid Speech Mapping Verification - Some Explanations for Puzzling Outcomes|
|120-180 Minutes||Signia Expert Series: Tinnitus Activities Treatment|
|180-240 Minutes||Signia Expert Series: Nonlinear Frequency Compression for the Busy Clinician|
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Catherine Palmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and at UPMC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Palmer conducts research in the areas of adult auditory learning post hearing aid fitting and the relationship between hearing and cognitive health. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters in these topic areas as well as provided over 100 national and international presentations. Dr. Palmer teaches the graduate level amplification courses at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Hearing. Dr. Palmer opened the Musicians’ Hearing Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2003 and has focused a great deal of energy on community hearing health since that time. This work has included a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Symphony that promotes hearing protection for young and professional musicians.
H. Gustav Mueller
Dr. H. Gustav Mueller holds faculty positions with Vanderbilt University, the University of Northern Colorado and Rush University. He is a consultant for WSAudiology and Contributing Editor for AudiologyOnline, where he has the monthly column “20Q With Gus.” Dr. Mueller is a Founder of the American Academy of Audiology and a Fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association. He has co-authored over ten books on hearing aids and hearing aid fitting, including the recent three-volume Modern Hearing Aids series, and the clinical text on Speech Mapping and Probe Microphone Measures. Gus is the co-founder of the popular website www.earTunes.com, and resides on a tropic North Dakota island, just outside the city of Bismarck
Richard S. Tyler
Rich was trained as a clinical audiologist at The University of Western Ontario and then completed a Ph.D. in Psychoacoustics and The University of Iowa. He worked initially at the Institute of Hearing Research in the United Kingdom and is currently a Professor in both the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa. His scientific work includes the quantification of tinnitus, necessary for its investigation, as well as the investigation of different treatments. Dr. Tyler sees tinnitus patients weekly, and hosts an annual Tinnitus Treatment Workshop. He has edited The Tinnitus Handbook (2000), Tinnitus Treatments: Clinical Protocols Tyler, R.S. (Ed.). (2006), and The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus (2008, 2016). Rich has served on committees for the National Science Foundation, the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and the Veterans Administration.
Joshua M. Alexander is an assistant professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. in Audiology (psychoacoustics) and post-doctoral training in speech perception at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Before coming to Purdue, he completed both clinical and post-doctoral fellowships at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Professor Alexander’s research interests focus on auditory processes contributing to speech perception deficits in hearing-impaired listeners and signal processing to overcome them. Ongoing projects in his Experimental Amplification Research (EAR) laboratory include work on frequency-lowering techniques, wide dynamic range compression, and speech enhancement techniques.
Gus Mueller: Financial: Dr. Mueller has a private audiology consulting practice and is the Senior Audiology Consultant for Sivantos Group. 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. He is a paid guest speaker for Signia. Non-Financial: Dr. Mueller has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Richard Tyler: Financial: Dr. Rich Tyler is employed by the University of Iowa where he treats patients with tinnitus. He has edited The Tinnitus Handbook (2000), Tinnitus Treatments: Clinical Protocols Tyler, R.S. (Ed.). (2006), and The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus (2008, 2016). He is a paid guest speaker for Signia. Non-financial: Rich Tyler has served on committees for the National Science Foundation, the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and the Veterans Administration.
Joshua Alexander: Financial: Joshua Alexander is employed by Purdue University. He holds a patent on a novel form of frequency lowering. He is a paid consultant for Creare, LLC on an NIH SBIR project to develop an open-source, master hearing aid. He is a paid guest speaker for Signia. Non-financial: Joshua Alexander has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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