A complete, practical course in the verification of hearing device fittings. Our experts will cover all clinically important aspects of real-ear measurements, which is an excellent initial reference point for the hearing care professional and his clients to start the journey of better hearing. In this 1st session, the speakers will talk about the scientific principles underlying the common verification techniques.
Course created on October 19, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to list the scientific principles underlying the common verification techniques.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe why is it important to select an appropriate method.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the set up and verifying various fitting parameters via real ear measurements.
|0-5 Minutes||Course Introduction|
|5-45 Minutes||Introduction to verification in hearing device fittings and best practice guidance doc: why do we do what we do?|
|45-75 Minutes||Review of prescription targets: why is it important to select an appropriate method|
|75-105 Minutes||Revisiting the basic verification parameters for stimulus and response: REUR/G, REOR/G|
|105-120 Minutes||Getting the acoustics right- open vs closed fittings|
|120-150 Minutes||Revisiting the basic verification parameters for stimulus and response: REAR, REIR, MPO, LIVE, and ADVANCED|
Independant hearing, balance, and auditory processing disorder expert-currently serving the community in London and Kent. He also works with various NHS organizations, particularly in pediatric (0-16 years) and balance specialties.
Specialties: Hearing, balance, and auditory processing disorders in children and adults hearing aid prescription, electrophysiological testing, ear molds, noise pollution, and industrial audiology, musician's hearing, tinnitus. Professional Development Consultant for the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA). Member of the regulatory body- Health and Care Professional Council's fitness-to-practice panel and of professional guidance group of British Society of Audiologists. Founder director and CEO of a fast-growing audiology consultancy company in London known as Audiology Planet.
Nicole DaRocha graduated in Communication Pathology and Clinical Science Audiology at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). She has clinical experience within the public and private sector with the following responsibilities and roles: pediatric and adult assessment and hearing aid fittings, electrophysiological audiology, aural rehabilitation, hearing aid repair, and verification. She was appointed as practice manager as well as a senior audiologist in 2013. Employed by PC WERTH as a Business development manager: she managed the territory, generated leads, achieved targets, provided Clinical and Technical support and training. Employed by OTOMETRICS UK, providing clinical advanced training within the fields of Audiological Evoked potentials, Vestibular & balance, as well as Advanced Audiological testing Currently: consumer specialist in business development for Advanced Bionics UK. She provides expertise in the area of Aural rehabilitation.
Financial: Nicole DaRocha was paid for her time by Inventis, Italy. She is a consumer specialist in business development for Advanced Bionics UK. Non-financial: Nicole DaRocha has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by INVENTIS • Audiology Equipment in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on INVENTIS • Audiology Equipment products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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