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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids - Opportunity or Disaster?

Course: #29397Level: Intermediate1 Hour 888 Reviews
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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

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; Calif SLPAB/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe the current regulations related to hearing aids and how these impact potential over-the-counter versions of devices.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to discuss pros and cons of an OTC model of hearing aid access.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe the data that supports what an audiologist contributes to the hearing aid fitting process.

Agenda

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

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Catherine Palmer is a paid guest speaker for Signia. Dr. Palmer is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Catherine Palmer is the editor-in-chief of Seminars in Hearing. Non-financial: Catherine Palmer has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia/Siemens in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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Australian College of Audiology

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Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

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British Academy of Audiology

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Canadian Academy of Audiology

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International Hearing Society

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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.


New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

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