Remote adjustments of hearing aids are becoming more frequent. To gauge the patient engagement several studies were conducted to evaluate improvement on multiple outcome scales. In one study the caregivers, for hearing impaired individual subjects with cognitive decline, reported on the impact of remote programming on a reduction of burden scale. Implications for use of remote programing with several patient population will be discussed.
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Tom Powers, PhD
Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D., is the Managing Member of Powers Consulting, LLC, providing management consulting to the hearing health industry. Dr. Powers serves an expert audiology consultant for the Hearing Industries Association, and as a Senior Consultant for WS Audiology (formerly Sivantos, Inc.). Dr. Powers received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Audiology from Ohio University. He began his career as a
partner in an Audiology private practice, and has over 35 years of experience in the hearing health care industry.
Prior to his current role, he was Vice-President, Government Services and Professional Relations for Sivantos, Inc.
Dr. Powers currently holds an appointment as assistant professor in the
Graduate Faculty in Biomedicine at Salus University and as Adjunct Research Professor at Ohio University.
Dr. Powers is a member of American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Academy of Dispensing Audiologists (ADA), American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), International Society of Audiology (ISA), is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academies of Practice, and is a member and served as President of the American Auditory Society (AAS) from 2004 – 2006. Dr. Powers has lectured extensively at state, national and international meetings and published over 40 articles. His primary areas of expertise include hearing instrument technology, industry trends, and outcome measures.
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