This session walks clinicians through a typical hearing aid fitting using Real-Ear Measurement (REM) and interprets the obtained aided/unaided Speech Intelligibility Index (SII) values. The Expected Benefit with Amplification (EBA) tool is introduced to help clinicians assess the adequacy of their fittings and to counsel patients based on the measured improvement in audibility.
Course created on June 6, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to define what the Speech Intelligibility Index (SII) is and is not.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three ways to use the SII in hearing aid fittings.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three ways to use the SII to improve hearing aid fittings.
|0-5 Minutes||Course review, outline, goals, and context|
|5-15 Minutes||What the SII is and is not|
|15-20 Minutes||Why measure the SII|
|20-30 Minutes||USe of the SII in hearing aid fittings|
|30-35 Minutes||Expected benefits and example fitting|
|35-50 Minutes||Counseling with the SII|
|50-60 Minutes||Conclusion, additional resources and QA|
Clayton Fisher is a clinical audiologist and audiology consultant. His consulting work centers around clinical education regarding best practices for hearing aid fittings. Specifically, he trains hearing healthcare practitioners on the practical use, benefits, and integration of Real-Ear Measurement (REM) into regular clinical practice. To support this work, Clayton releases periodic clinical video tutorials on his YouTube channel.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by INVENTIS • Audiology & Balance Equipment in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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