Non-custom amplification devices broadly defined entail everything from personal sound amplification devices (PSAPs), assistive listening devices (ALDs), amplification smartphone-based apps, and the yet-to-be-created category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. This 5-part course will explore the underlying public health rationale for embracing these devices (Jan Blustein), an evidence-based review of their efficacy and effectiveness (Vinaya Manchaiah), and current real-world examples of clinics that are using non-customized amplification devices to provide more comprehensive and inclusive solutions for patients (Lori Zitelli and Nicholas Reed). The series will begin with a course by Dr. Brian Taylor review of the findings of the June 2016 NASEM report on affordability and accessibility of hearing health care for adults, the shortcomings of the current audiology practice delivery model and opportunities for improving patient care by using new technology.
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- After this course learners will be able to describe the shortcomings of the current audiology practice delivery model and identify opportunities for using non-custom amplification (and other technology) to improve access, affordability and outcomes.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the differences between public health and clinical perspectives to hearing loss, describe key public health consequences of hearing loss and provide some examples of common consumer perspectives in hearing loss health care.
- After this course learners will be able to name different types of direct-to-consumer hearing devices and discuss their possible practice implications.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the differences and similarities between a personal sound amplification product, an over-the-counter hearing aid, and a dispensed hearing aid and explain how to create systematic device evaluations.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the benefits and limitations of various non-custom amplification devices.
|0-60 Minutes||An Introduction to Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Non-Custom Amplification Devices|
|60-120 Minutes||Hearing Loss: Public Health and Consumer Perspectives|
|120-180 Minutes||Applications of Direct-to-Consumer Hearing Devices for Adults with Hearing Loss|
|180-240 Minutes||Efficacy and Effectiveness of Direct to Consumer Devices and Interventions|
|240-300 Minutes||Clinical Implementation of Non-Custom Amplification|
Brian Taylor serves as director of clinical audiology for the Fuel Medical Group. He is also editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly publication of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and hearing news section editor for the blog Hearing Healthcare and Technology Matters. Dr. Taylor has written and edited several articles & textbooks devoted to practice management and clinical audiology, including the soon-to-be-published 3rd version of Practice Management from Thieme Press. Brian resides in Golden Valley, MN.
Dr. Blustein is Professor of Health Policy and Medicine at New York University, where she conducts research on the health care system from a public health and public policy perspective. Dr. Blustein has a hearing loss, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America, the nation’s foremost support and advocacy group for people with hearing loss. She holds an MD from Yale University, and a Ph.D from New York University.
AuD, MBA, PhD
Vinaya Manchaiah, Au.D., MBA, Ph.D., is based in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA and hold the following positions: Director of Audiology, Jo Mayo Endowed Professor and Associate Professor of Audiology. Dr. Manchaiah has worked in various clinical, teaching, research and administrative roles. He has served as the Board of Director of British Academy of Audiology and the President of an NGO – Audiology India, which he co-founded. His main research interest is in adult Audiologic rehabilitation. He has over 75 peer-reviewed publications.
Nicholas S. Reed
Nicholas Reed is an instructor on a National Institutes of Health Kl2 grant at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He received his clinical doctorate in audiology from Towson University. He is a member of the Frank Lin research group at Johns Hopkins where his research focuses on hearing loss and cognitive decline, the impact of hearing intervention on health outcomes, and novel hearing care delivery.
Jonathan Suen is a post-doctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He received his clinical doctorate from Gallaudet University. He is a member of the Frank Lin research group at Johns Hopkins where his research focuses on hearing loss and cognitive decline, the impact of hearing intervention on health outcomes, and novel hearing care delivery.
Lori Zitelli joined UPMC as an audiologist in 2012. She received her clinical doctorate in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a part-time lab instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and teaches a Clinical Procedures Lab for first year AuD students. Her special interests include amplification, tinnitus treatment, clinical education, clinical research, and interventional audiology...
Jan Blustein: Financial: Jan Blustein is employed by New York University. She received an honorarium from AudiologyOnline for this presentation. Non-financial: Jan Blustein has a hearing loss and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America.
Vinay Manchaiah: Financial: Vinaya Manchaiah is employed by Lamar University. He has authored several publications. He received an honorarium from AudiologyOnline for this presentation. Non-financial: Vinaya Manchaiah served as the Board of Director of British Academy of Audiology and the President of an NGO – Audiology India, which he co-founded.
Nicholas Reed: Financial: Nicholas Reed is an instructor on a NIH grant at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Nicholas Reed has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Jonathan Suen: Financial: Jonathan Suen is employed by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Jonathan Suen has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Lori Zitelli: Financial: Lori Zitelli is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She received an honorarium from AudiologyOnline for this presentation. Non-financial: Lori Zitelli has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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