This course will present the scientific basis for BrainHearing and how that relates to the Ponto family and bone anchored hearing devices in general. We strongly believe that a higher maximum output should be one of the most important decision factors for patients, and will discuss how different user groups will benefit from this.
Course created on March 28, 2019
- After the course, participants will be able to explain why listening is more effortful for those with hearing loss.
- After the course, participants will be able to describe a few different ways of measuring the effort used to understand speech, and why this is relevant for real life situations.
- After the course, participants will be able to discuss the limitations of maximum output of bone anchored devices, and how this affects different users of these devices.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction; Hearing and cognition|
|10-20 Minutes||Real world listening situations|
|20-30 Minutes||How we can rethink measurement methods to include cognition|
|30-40 Minutes||Results using bone anchored devices and novel outcome measures including cognition|
|40-45 Minutes||Why maximum output of bone anchored devices affects all users|
|45-55 Minutes||Should this influence how we counsel patients?|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Questions|
Tory Burns, MS
Tory Burns has his master’s degree in audiology. He has practiced audiology in the Northwest portion of the U.S. for the past 10 years. Tory worked in a variety of clinical settings and was a sale’s representative at Oticon, Inc for four years prior to joining Oticon Medical. His interest in hearing loss is strongly linked to his own experience with single-sided deafness as a result of a vestibular schwannoma removal 20+ years ago. He wears a Ponto Plus Power device to treat his single-sided deafness. In his personal time he enjoys life with his wife, daughter, and son and when he has "free" time, he is riding his bike, skiing, running, and swimming.
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