The current state of regulations will be reviewed to put the OTC conversation in context. The possible impact of OTCs on consumers and audiologists as well as how OTCs could enhance an audiology practice will be discussed.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 29898, "Latest Advancements and Applications in Amplification." Course 29898 contains recordings of all four events from our 2017 Signia Expert Series. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 29898. This course is part of the Signia Expert Series.
Course created on July 11, 2017
- Participants will be able to describe the current regulations related to hearing aids and how these impact potential over-the-counter versions of devices.
- Participants will be able to discuss pros and cons of an OTC model of hearing aid access.
- Participants will be able to describe the data that supports what an audiologist contributes to the hearing aid fitting process.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction; Review of current regulations|
|10-20 Minutes||What do we mean by custom and non-custom amplification|
|20-30 Minutes||Outcomes from non-custom personal amplification|
|30-40 Minutes||Data that support superior outcomes with customized fittings|
|40-50 Minutes||Results of studies trying to mimic the OTC approach|
|50-55 Minutes||Will you incorporate OTC into our practice? How?|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Catherine Palmer, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Catherine Palmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and at UPMC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Palmer conducts research in the areas of adult auditory learning post hearing aid fitting and the relationship between hearing and cognitive health. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters in these topic areas as well as provided over 100 national and international presentations. Dr. Palmer teaches the graduate level amplification courses at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Hearing. Dr. Palmer opened the Musicians’ Hearing Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2003 and has focused a great deal of energy on community hearing health since that time. This work has included a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Symphony that promotes hearing protection for young and professional musicians.
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