Evidence-based guidelines for setting and verifying gain in hearing aid fittings are well established, but currently, best-practice recommendations for advanced settings are still in their infancy. The purpose of this presentation is to provide hearing care providers with guidance for setting advanced features in hearing aids based on scientific literature evaluating audiometric configuration, acceptable noise level, and previous experience with hearing aids.
Course created on June 24, 2021
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- After this course, participants will be able to list advanced features that could be modified based on patient characteristics.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify different hearing aid user characteristics that could drive advanced feature settings.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the importance of a good first fit and the need for follow ups.
|0-15 Minutes||First fits vs Follow-ups|
|15-25 Minutes||Advanced feature refresher|
|25-40 Minutes||Case history indicators|
|40-50 Minutes||Audiologic indicators|
|50-55 Minutes||Special tests|
Erica Koehler, AuD, graduated from Rush University with her AuD in 2008. She began her career at GN ReSound in the Research Group and transitioned into Global Audiology in 2010 where she is involved in planning and conducting clinical research trials of hearing aid technologies. She also provides audiologic input during fitting software design and development. Particular interests include student outreach and maximizing patient hearing aid benefit with web and mobile technologies. Erica is also the volunteer audiologist for the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) and currently serving on the board of the Illinois Academy of Audiology.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by ReSound in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
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