In this podcast, Andre Marcoux, PhD, of WS Audiology Canada discusses the role self-stigma plays in low hearing aid uptake rates as well as how Signia’s product line including Active Pro and Styletto AX contribute to greater hearing aid acceptance rates.
Dr. Marcoux cites this recent study during the podcast: Signia Active: The Beginning of An Era of Hearing Without Stigma, Canadian Audiologist. 9(1), 2022. He also discusses research indicating 21% of resistant and hesitant hearing aid candidates accept hearing aids when the Active Pro and Styletto form factors are provided as options to these reluctant patients.
Course created on September 15, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to define stigma.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the root causes of stigma.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the key components of stigma that are addressed by the hearing aid manufacturer and the clinician.
|5-15 Minutes||What is stigma and its root causes|
|15-30 Minutes||What role does the manufacturer and the clinician play in addressing the ill-effects of stigma|
Senior Director, Audiology, Signia
Brian Taylor, AuD is currently the senior director of audiology for Signia. He serves at editor-at-large for Hearing Health and Technology Matters, a leading professional blog, and editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly publication of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Taylor has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and books on topics ranging from hearing aids to practice management.
Dr. Marcoux is the VP of Audiology and Product Development for Signia Canada.
Financial: Andre Marcoux is employed by Signia Canada. Non-financial: Andre Marcoux has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Signia products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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