This course discusses how to use the Audioscan Speechmap screen (available in the Verifit, Verifit2, Axiom and RM500SL) as a compelling counseling and fitting tool.
Course created on March 13, 2015
- After this course learners will be able to describe various counseling and fitting techniques discussed in this session.
- After this course learners will be able to provide examples of positive and motivational language that can be used with patients.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the process used to guide patients to the comfortable use of maximized aided speech audibility.
|5-10 Minutes||The evolving provider future|
|10-20 Minutes||A new counseling language|
|20-30 Minutes||Speechmap initial counseling|
|30-35 Minutes||Brain plasticity|
|35-50 Minutes||Audibility-focused fitting procedure|
|50-55 Minutes||First-fit counseling|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q and A|
Dave Smriga, MA
David J. Smriga is senior audiology consultant for Audioscan, a division of Etymonic Design, Inc., a major manufacturer of hearing instrument verification and fitting equipment. Mr. Smriga received his master’s degree in audiology from Northern Illinois University in 1976. During his subsequent career, Mr. Smriga has held positions in both clinical and research audiology at the Health Sciences Center In Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba Medical School, as well as senior management positions in sales, marketing, product management and public relations for some of the industry’s leading hearing instrument manufacturing firms. Mr. Smriga has conducted over 600 lectures in North America and in Europe, and has authored over fifty publications ranging in topic from inter-operative brainstem monitoring to counselor selling. For the last fourteen years, Mr. Smriga has been Audioscan’s chief lecturer on the use of real-ear measurement technology and audibility-based fitting strategies. He is well known for his unique way of presenting complex information in a clear, logical and understandable way.
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American Academy of Audiology
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Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario
The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (AHIP) represents and guide its members in their practice which include, the testing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and associated devices in the best interest of the hard of hearing of Ontario. Audiology Online is an approved provider of approved educational activities for AHIP Members. One hour of coursework equals 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
British Academy of Audiology
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Canadian Academy of Audiology
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International Hearing Society
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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.
New Zealand Audiological Society
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Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
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