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Noise Induced Hearing Loss Webinar Series: Making the Case for Custom

Course: #24442Level: Intermediate1 Hour 3 Reviews

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:

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAs a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe performance improvements of custom over non-custom ear-level devices.
  • checkmarkAs 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.
  • checkmarkAs 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.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
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


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

Course participation information

To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.

Review Technical Requirements

Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.

On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

Event participation is free, but you must be a AudiologyOnline member to complete the exam and earn the continuing education credit.

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