This two-part series presented in partnership with Salus University reviews the fundamentals and effective management of working with musicians within an audiology practice. Topics covered include terminology, diagnostic testing considerations, interpreting noise surveys, and hearing protection devices. In addition to prioritizing tinnitus, hyperacusis, diplacusis and hearing loss; engaging musicians in tinnitus management. Treatment considerations, selecting and fitting hearing aids that also optimize music listening will be discussed.
Course created on November 26, 2018
- After this course learners will be able to describe the limitations of applying occupational noise safety standard to musical exposures and explain the relative risk for developing music-induced hearing disorders for specific musicians based on a detailed history and sound survey.
- After this course learners will be able to detail audiological evaluation considerations for musicians including prescribing custom hearing protection devices based on the patient's individual relative risk for music-induced hearing disorders.
- After this course learners will be able to prioritize the clinical significance of a patient's tinnitus, hyperacusis, diplacusis, and hearing loss and discuss how to build upon existing tinnitus management techniques to engage in tinnitus management with musicians.
- After this course learners will be able to describe how to adjust hearing aid program settings to make music-listening more acceptable through hearing aids.
|0-90 Minutes||Managing the Musician with Hearing Loss: Fundamentals and Diagnostics, presented in partnership with Salus University|
|90-180 Minutes||Managing the Musician with Hearing Loss: Treatment Considerations, presented in partnership with Salus University|
Brian J. Fligor
Brian Fligor, PhD, PASC, is a board-certified pediatric audiologist and owner and staff audiologist of Tobias & Battite, Inc., Hearing Wellness of New England (Boston, MA). Additionally, he is longtime Chief Audiology Officer at Lantos Technologies, Wilmington, 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 Salus University, a consultant member of the Children's Oncology Group, chair of the World Health Organization Make Listening Safe Taskforce on manufacturing standards of headphones, 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 consensus international chemotherapy ototoxicity grading scale. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and doctorate in Audiology from Boston University.
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