This course will review how the use of hearing aids can impact the user’s quality of life in the areas of soundscape awareness, stress reduction, physical activity, communication, socialization and mental alertness. We will specifically look at different hearing features, and review research regarding how these features can alter benefit.
Course created on May 4, 2021
- After this course learners will be able to describe basic research showing how the use of advanced signal classification impacts sound awareness and communication.
- After this course learners will be able to describe basic research showing how the use of advanced directional and noise reduction technology improves communication, socialization and reduces listening effort and fatigue.
- After this course learners will be able to describe basic research showing how the use of certain hearing aid features increases socialization and improves the quality of life.
|5-10 Minutes||Hearing-related factors impacting the quality of life that are treatable|
|10-25 Minutes||Research evidence regarding how specific hearing aid features can improve the quality of life for several different areas|
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
Director of Clinical Content Development
Brian Taylor, AuD, is the director of clinical content development for Signia. He is also the editor of Audiology Practices, a quarterly journal of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and editor-at-large for Hearing Health and Technology Matters, a leading industry blog. Dr. Taylor has authored several peer reviewed articles and textbooks and is a highly sought out lecturer. Brian has nearly 30 years of experience as both a clinician, business manager and university instructor. His most recent textbook, Audiology Practice Management was published in 2019.
Brian Taylor: Brian Taylor Is employed by Signia. He is a consultant for the Academy of Doctors of Audiolgy, Hearing Healthcare and Tech Matters. Non-financial: Brian Taylor has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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British 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 0.5 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
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Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
This course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for 0.5 contact hour(s) for Hearing Instrument Fitters and Providers. No more than 10 contact hours per renewal period may be earned from an approved online continuing education course offered by an approved continuing education sponsor. No more than 5 contact hours per renewal period may be earned from an approved continuing education course offered by an approved manufacturer continuing education sponsor.