This introductory course will cover the basic techniques and procedures related to conducting probe-mic and speech mapping measures for hearing aid fitting.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 27961, "Hearing Aid Essentials: Verification". Course 27961 contains recordings of all five events from our series on Hearing Aid Verification. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 27961.
Course created on January 11, 2016
- Participants will be able to list appropriate techniques for probe microphone measures.
- Participants will be able to explain step-by-step techniques for using probe microphone measures for hearing aid fitting.
- Participants will be able to describe how REAR measures and speech mapping can be used to determine the appropriateness of a hearing aid fitting.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction. Why use probe microphone measures?|
|10-60 Minutes||Techniques: test signals, calibration, reference mic, equalization, positioning, and other considerations.|
|60-70 Minutes||Probe tube placement: Correct techniques and pitfalls|
|70-90 Minutes||Review of key terms.|
|90-120 Minutes||Protocol and pitfalls.|
H. Gustav Mueller
Professor of Audiology, Vanderbilt University
Dr. H. Gustav Mueller is Professor of Audiology, Vanderbilt University and also holds faculty positions with the University of Northern Colorado and Rush University. He is the Senior Audiology consultant for Sivantos, and Contributing Editor for AudiologyOnline. Dr. Mueller is a Founder of the American Academy of Audiology and a Fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association. He has published extensively in the areas of diagnostic audiology and hearing aid applications, and has co-authored several books, including the Audiologists’ Desk Reference (Volumes I and II), Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids, and most recently Modern Hearing Aids. Gus is the co-founder of the popular website www.earTunes.com, and resides on a North Dakota island, just outside of Bismarck.
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