The Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 has passed the House and Senate and it has been accompanied by predictions of it being the best and worst thing that has ever happened to people with hearing loss and to hearing health care professionals. This talk will focus on the facts as we enter this new world.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 30064, "Hearing Aids: Technology, Treatment & Clinical Services." Course 30064 contains recordings of all four events from our 2017 Hearing Aid Month Series. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 30064.
Course created on September 27, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to list the next steps that the OTC Hearing Aid Act must take before it is enacted.
- After this course learners will be able to list the decisions that the FDA must make related to OTC hearing aids.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss possible pathways to market for OTC hearing aids.
|5-15 Minutes||History leading to this point in time with OTCs|
|15-25 Minutes||Exactly where are OTCs and what is the process to move ahead|
|25-30 Minutes||What are the technology considerations?|
|30-40 Minutes||What data do we have?|
|40-55 Minutes||OTC Pathways and Audiology|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Catherine Palmer, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Catherine Palmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Palmer conducts research in the areas of adult auditory learning post hearing aid fitting and matching technology to individual needs. Dr. Palmer teaches the graduate level amplification courses at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Hearing. Dr. Palmer opened the Musicians’ Hearing Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2003 and has focused a great deal of energy on community hearing health since that time. This work has included a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Symphony that promotes hearing protection for young and professional musicians.
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