This seminar will cover the scientific principles behind probe microphone measurements as applied in hearing clinics. We will briefly discuss the theory and go through how the PMM are performed in the clinic. The course is designed for audiologists seeing adult patients for hearing device prescription. Basic knowledge of PMM will be helpful.
Course created on February 24, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the scientific principles underlying common verification techniques.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to set up and verify various fitting parameters via real ear measurements.
- After this course, participants will be able to list reasons it is important to select an appropriate prescription target.
|10-15 Minutes||Why do we want to consider adding PMM to our Clinical Practice|
|15-20 Minutes||Dealing with variability|
|20-30 Minutes||Review of prescription targets: why is it important to select an appropriate method|
|30-60 Minutes||Probe mic system, test environment, room calibration, positioning of the patient, probe tube calibration, signal to use|
|60-110 Minutes||Verification parameters for stimulus and response|
|110-115 Minutes||What do we get out of it?|
|115-150 Minutes||Practice session|
Independent 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 Da Rocha is employed by Advanced Bionics. Non-financial: Nicole Da Rocha has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by INVENTIS • Audiology & Balance Equipment in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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