Clinical research in hearing in noise testing using the Repeat Recall Test (RRT) will be shared along with understanding how and why results relate to working memory, cognition, and noise tolerance in end users. Efficient evaluation protocols of the RRT will be presented enabling Hearing Care Professionals to better understand the individual listening needs of each person and appropriately modify the hearing treatment plan, as needed, to increase Hearing Aid satisfaction.
Course created on March 29, 2021
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe two reasons why speech recognition and working memory tasks are used in the Quick RRT (Repeat Recall Test).
- After this course, participants will be able to list three examples of the context category cues that are used in the RRT (Repeat Recall Test).
- After this course, participants will be able to describe two ways to present the Quick RRT (Repeat Recall Test) results to the end-user.
|5-30 Minutes||Speech in noise testing. Introduction to Quick RRT and research findings|
|30-55 Minutes||Clinical protocol using Quick RRT, end user counseling, fitting considerations|
VP Clinical Research, Widex
Francis Kuk, Ph.D. received his PhD in Audiology from the University of Iowa in 1986. He has assumed a research scientist and hearing aid clinic director position at the University of Iowa department of Otolaryngology and a faculty position at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He has been active in the hearing aid industry since 1994 where he served committee roles in various industry associations and interacted with government bodies including the FDA. He is currently the VP of Clinical Research at ORCA-USA of WS Audiology where his primary roles include clinical research, knowledge dissemination and strategic planning. He has written and presented extensively in the area of hearing aid technology and fittings with over 200 book chapters and articles (peer and non-peer reviewed). He is the editorial consultant for several major professional journals in the field of Audiology. He is also on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Auditory Society (AAS).
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