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Making the Musical Connection: Programming Hearing Devices for Music Listening and Music Performance

Course: #24667Level: Intermediate3 Hours 46 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

Hearing aids and cochlear implants are designed and programmed primarily to optimize speech. Signal processing aimed at enhancing speech can degrade and distort music. This webinar series will explore the unique listening demands of music performers and music enthusiasts with hearing loss, and provide professionals with practical clinical information to help this group of patients succeed with amplification. These courses were presented in partnership with the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss (AAMHL,

Course created on July 7, 2014

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.3 Intermediate; ACAud/3.0; BAA/3.0; CAA/3.0; Calif SLPAB/3.0; IHS/3.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/3.0; NZAS/3.0; SAC/3.0; Tier 1 (ABA Certificants)/3.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to select hearing aid settings that will be responsive to different musical instruments.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify some simple clinical strategies to improve a hearing aid for music.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify the primary challenges facing CI users in the domain of music perception.


0-60 Minutes Musical Acoustics from an Audiological Standpoint: A Refresher, Presented in Partnership with AAMHL
60-120 Minutes Programming Hearing Aids for Listening and Playing Music, Presented in Partnership with AAMHL
120-180 Minutes Programming Cochlear Implants for Listening To and Playing Music: Realistic Expectations vs. Hopeful Aspirations, presented in partnership with AAMHL


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Presenter Disclosure: Marshall Chasin: Financial: Marshall Chasin received funding from Widex to perform an independent study of the effects of a technology to improve music listening (published in Jan 2014 Hearing Review). Dr. Chasin is the author of the book “Hearing Loss in Musicians,” which does touch on some of the technologies and clinical strategies discussed in the course. In lieu of an honorarium, AudiologyOnline is making a donation to AAMHL on Dr. Chasin's behalf. Non-Financial: Marshall Chasin is a Board Member at-Large for the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss.

Brad Ingrao: Brad Ingrao: Financial: Dr. Ingrao received an honorarium from AudiologyOnline for this presentation. Non-Financial: Dr. Ingrao is certified to evaluate, program and troubleshoot cochlear implants from Advanced Bionics, Cochlear and Med-El.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss (AAMHL).

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

AudiologyOnline is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.3 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 3 CEP.

British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

This course has been accredited with 3 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.

Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) supports and assists its members in the attainment of continuing education towards an individual professional development plan as required by their Provincial Regulatory Colleges and Provincial Associations. Audiology Online is an approved provider of educational activities for CAA members. Each hour of activity may be counted as one Continuous Learning Activity Credit (or equivalent) as allowed by the applicable regulatory college or association.

California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 267. This course may meet the requirements for 3 hours of continuing education credit for audiologists as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits:

International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies. To learn more about earning IHS CE Credit, click here.

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 3 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.

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with AudiologyOnline. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

American Board of Audiology

American Board of Audiology

This Continuing Education activity represents 3 Tier 1 continuing education hours toward the American Board of Audiology recertification requirements.