A well fit custom hearing instrument or custom earmold begins with an accurate earmold impression. This presentation details the best practices of earmold impressions.
Course created on April 26, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to evaluate earmold impressions based on the ReSound TruFit 16/4 Rule.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the steps required to take an earmold impression based on best practices.
- After this course, participants will be able to critique the adequacy of an earmold impression based on an 10 Point Impression Checklist
|5-15 Minutes||Support of the ReSound TruFit Impression Technique|
|15-25 Minutes||Review of earmold impression basics|
|25-35 Minutes||TruFit Earmold Impression Technique best practices|
|35-45 Minutes||How to best critique your earmold impressions|
|45-55 Minutes||Examples of poor earmold impressions|
|55-60 Minutes||Tips and tricks to obtain quality earmold impressions|
Brooke Townsend, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Content Development Audiologist
Brooke V. Townsend, AuD began working for ReSound in September 2006 as a Government Services Outside Account Manager covering the South territory. In 2010, she transitioned to a technical support role and launched the ReSound TeleAssist program for Government Services. Brooke soon became responsible for creating training materials for the ReSound Key Accounts Department. In December of 2013, Brooke joined the ReSound Marketing Department as the Content Development Audiologist. Current duties include developing training materials, overseeing ReSound’s Audiology Online and eLearning initiatives and assisting on training and audiologically based marketing projects. Brooke graduated with highest honors from the University of Florida in 1997 with a BA in Communication Disorders. She then received her AuD from Central Michigan University in 2001. Immediately following graduate school, Brooke worked as a clinical audiologist for an otololaryngology practice in Florida where her duties included clinical audiology, special testing, hearing aid dispensing and counseling.
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