Despite the potential for improved comfort and performance, there is low adoption for custom hearing protection devices in occupational sectors and custom earphones in consumers. “Making the Case for Custom” provides specific evidence for the audiologist to justify the benefits outweigh the hurdles of obtaining custom ear-level devices. This course is part of a month-long webinar series on noise-induced hearing loss - register for all the webinars at: http://www.audiologyonline.com/general/noise-induced-hearing-loss
Course created on July 2, 2014
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe performance improvements of custom over non-custom ear-level devices.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to list factors that justify higher up-front cost for custom as an economically advantageous proposition for the customer.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe the 5 tenets of a Hearing Loss Prevention Program, and how custom-fitted devices influence the success of implementation beyond the actual device itself.
|5-15 Minutes||Review of damage-risk criteria and at-risk populations|
|15-20 Minutes||Acoustics of non-custom earplugs|
|20-30 Minutes||Acoustics of custom earplugs|
|30-40 Minutes||Headphone listening levels and earphone effect|
|40-50 Minutes||Economics of custom vs. non-custom|
|50-55 Minutes||NIHL treatment and utility of custom|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Brian Fligor, ScD
Brian Fligor, Sc.D., is now in his 7th year as Presenter and Guest Editor for the AudiologyOnline Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Expert Seminar Series. He is Chief Audiology Officer at Lantos Technologies, Wakefield, MA. Prior to joining Lantos, Dr. Fligor was Director of Diagnostic Audiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is adjunct faculty at Northeastern University and Salus University, a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, and founder and past-chair of the Music-Induced Hearing Disorders Taskforce for the National Hearing Conservation Association. Dr. Fligor’s publications on hearing loss risk from music received considerable popular media attention, including being spoofed on the David Letterman Show in 2005. His publications on ototoxicity were incorporated into the JCIH Position Statement (2007) and helped shape a new unified international chemotherapy ototoxicity grading scale. Dr. Fligor continues to see patients privately in the Musicians’ Hearing Program in his Boston-area based private practice, fitting musicians and music enthusiasts with custom devices for in-ear monitoring, hearing protection, and personal amplification and tinnitus therapy. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Sc.D. in Audiology from Boston University.
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