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Latest Advancements and Applications in Amplification

Course: #29898Level: Intermediate4 Hours 84 Reviews
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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

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.4 Intermediate; ACAud/4.0; AHIP/4.0; 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 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.

Agenda

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

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Presenter Disclosure: Catherine Palmer: Financial: Catherine Palmer is a paid guest speaker for Signia. Dr. Palmer is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Catherine Palmer is the editor-in-chief of Seminars in Hearing. Non-financial: Catherine Palmer has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

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.


Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia/Siemens in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Signia/Siemens products and services and will not include info on other products or services.

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Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

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Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

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British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

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Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

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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.


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