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
- 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|
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