With the proliferation of hearing aids that can directly connect with smartphones it is important for professionals working with hearing aids to stay up to date on smartphone technology and understand how smartphones can be effectively utilized in the office. The talk will cover differences between different smartphone platforms (iOS, Android) as well as real-world examples of how smartphone settings can be changed to benefit hearing aid users will be provided throughout the presentation.
Course created on October 25, 2019
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- After this course learners will be able to identify skills necessary to become more comfortable working with smartphones in a hearing care practice.
- After this course learners will be able to identify differences and similarities between iOS and Android software and how it relates to the fitting of made for smartphone hearing aids.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to navigate and change smartphone settings on both Android and iOS devices to help patients get the most benefit from the hearing aid/smartphone relationship.
|0-20 Minutes||Introduction to needs and success of smart technology|
|20-40 Minutes||Difference in smartphone operating systems and accessibility options|
|40-55 Minutes||Case studies and troubleshooting|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q and A|
Erica Koehler, AuD
Erica Koehler, AuD, graduated from Rush University with her AuD in 2008. She began her career at GN ReSound in the Research Group and transitioned into Global Audiology in 2010 where she is involved in planning and conducting clinical research trials of hearing aid technologies. She also provides audiologic input during fitting software design and development. Particular interests include student outreach and maximizing patient hearing aid benefit with web and mobile technologies. Erica is also the volunteer audiologist for the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) and currently serving on the board of the Illinois Academy of Audiology.
Joseph Hribar, AuD
Joseph (Joey) Hribar, Au.D. is a research Audiologist with the GN ReSound Global Audiology & User Experience Team in Chicago, IL. In this role, he is responsible for conducting clinical hearing aid trials, which includes verifying and validating hearing instruments, accessories, and other connective devices. His interests lie in modern technology, and its impact on hearing healthcare and the patient experience.
Joseph Hribar: Financial: Joseph Hribar is employed by ReSound. Non-financial: Joseph Hribar has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by ReSound in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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