Troubleshooting can be difficult from a technical perspective and often becomes more difficult when considering the human factors of both wearers, like ambiguous descriptions from non-technical people, and hearing health care professionals, whose skill may vary based on knowledge and experience. This course seeks to demystify troubleshooting by providing an overview of current technology, a systematic review of each component and a disciplined approach for cross checking the technology.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the primary components of a hearing aid.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify common problems associated with each component of a hearing aid.
- After this course, participants will be able to create and apply strategies for fixing issues, making adjustments and realigning expectations.
|0-10 Minutes||Modern hearing aids and their components|
|10-25 Minutes||Common problems with each component|
|25-35 Minutes||In-person tips for quick fixes|
|35-45 Minutes||Tools for a constructive conversation|
|45-55 Minutes||Real world examples|
|55-60 Minutes||Closing and questions|
Erika Porter joined Phonak as a Clinical Trainer in April of 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science and master’s degree in Communication Disorders-Audiology from Arizona State University. She later went on to earn her AuD from A.T. Still University. Prior to joining Phonak, Erika worked in private practice settings providing tinnitus and hearing aid services. She especially enjoyed helping families through the journey of better hearing. She is currently based in Phoenix, AZ.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Phonak in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Phonak products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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