Real ear verification is often seen as an important step during a first fitting of hearing instruments, but is not completed in many cases. This course reviews how real ear verification can be done efficiently and effectively as to not monopolize fitting time. We will also explore justification for its value in clinical practice.
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Course created on October 30, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to list evidence based benefits of real ear verification.
- After this course learners will be able to describe TargetMatch and its clinical benefits.
- After this course learners will be able to identify basic steps in verification protocol for traditional patients.
|5-20 Minutes||Justification of verification|
|20-40 Minutes||How does verification benefit patients and practices|
|40-55 Minutes||TargetMatch making verification easy and efficient|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Kailen Berry, AuD
Kailen Berry is an audiologist and Clinical Trainer with Phonak LLC. Dr. Berry started with Phonak in September 2012 and is based in Vancouver, Washington. She received her BS from the University of Washington in 2006, and her AuD from the University of Washington in 2011. Her clinical experience included providing diagnostic hearing and electrophysiologic assessments to the adult and pediatric populations. She also has experience with hearing aid evaluations and fittings for both adult and pediatric populations.
Wendy Switalski, Au.D. is the Field Development Audiology Manager at Otometrics/Audiology Systems. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Switalski was the president of Audiometric Consultants Inc., an instrumentation distribution company, and a consultant to Otometrics, a leading manufacturer of hearing and balance equipment. Additionally, she has a private audiology practice in metro-Detroit serving both adult and pediatric populations;and also serves as audiologist for the South Pacific territory of American Samoa. Dr. Switalski has previously served on the boards of the Michigan Academy of Audiology and the Rotary Club of Waterford and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Global ENT Outreach. She holds a Master’s degree in audiology from the University of Northern Colorado, an M.B.A. from Saginaw Valley State University, and an Au.D. from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry School of Audiology.
Bill Dickinson: Financial: Bill Dickinson is employed by Phonak. Non-financial: Bill Dickinson has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Wendy Switalski: Financial: Wendy Switalski is employed by Audiology Systems/Otometrics, a division of Natus Medical. Non-financial: Wendy Switalski has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Phonak in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Phonak products and services. Hearing aid verification using equipment from Otometrics will also be discussed.
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