In the everyday practice of fitting hearing aids, we develop many beliefs, about both the technology and the fitting procedures. Some of these beliefs are based on things we think we have read, things we have heard from a rep, things from our fitting experiences, or things we just believe to be true because we always have. But for most of us, not all of them really are true. This presentation will reveal some of the most common misconceptions related to the fitting and operation of hearing aids.
Course created on July 28, 2021
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe how the SII (Speech Intelligibility Index ) can be used in hearing aid fittings.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the negative consequences of unintentional venting.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the negative consequences of reliance on the manufacturer’s algorithm.
|5-55 Minutes||Ten misconceptions when fitting hearing aids: The use of SII (Speech Intelligibility Index ), Consequences of unintentional venting, and Consequences of reliance on the manufacturer’s algorithm.|
H. Gustav Mueller
Dr. H. Gustav Mueller holds faculty positions with Vanderbilt University, the University of Northern Colorado and Rush University. He is a consultant for WSAudiology and Contributing Editor for AudiologyOnline, where he has the monthly column “20Q With Gus.” Dr. Mueller is a Founder of the American Academy of Audiology and a Fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association. He has co-authored over ten books on hearing aids and hearing aid fitting, including the recent three-volume Modern Hearing Aids series, and the clinical text on Speech Mapping and Probe Microphone Measures. Gus is the co-founder of the popular website www.earTunes.com, and resides on a tropic North Dakota island, just outside the city of Bismarck
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