There are certain assumptions that hearing care practitioners use when fitting amplification developed for the more “typical” patient. For those with severe hearing loss or more complex etiologies, those assumptions may not be relevant. This session examined the limitations of certain assumptions and suggested alternative strategies for patients with severe hearing loss and other complex profiles.
- The participant will be able to explain how hearing aids are fit to a patient’s remaining hearing, not their hearing loss.
- The participant will be able to describe the processing limitations imposed by severe hearing loss.
- The participant will be able to describe alternative strategies to fit amplification to those with atypical hearing loss.
|0-5 Minutes||Welcome and Intro|
|5-10 Minutes||Concept of Residual Hearing|
|10-15 Minutes||Considerations with severe to profound hearing loss|
|15-30 Minutes||Strategies for successful outcomes in these cases|
|30-40 Minutes||Considerations with asymmetrical hearing loss|
|40-55 Minutes||Strategies for successful outcomes in these cases|
Maegan Mapes, AuD
Maegan Mapes is the Education and Training Specialist serving Oticon’s MidAtlantic region. She is responsible for new and continuing education programs for hearing care professionals, technical product training and audiology field support for adults and children. Maegan brings more than 22 years clinical experience working in nursing homes, schools, ENT offices and private practice, specializing in pediatric and adult hearing impairment and auditory processing disorders. She is an adjunct professor in the School of Health Sciences, Richard Stockton University. Maegan earned an M.S. in Audiology from Ohio State University and an Au.D. from Salus University.
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