The final judge of the success of a new fitting will of course be the patient, and the criteria that they use may not always be in line with an objective audiological measure. This course will review some of the issues and options at play when having the patient weigh in on the value of the new devices.
Course created on September 29, 2020
- After this course learners will be able to discuss the dimensions that may matter to the patient when evaluating a new fitting.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the time course of the dimensions that can be evaluated, especially for a first-time user.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to determine the relative merits of the major approaches to subjective evaluation.
|0-5 Minutes||The Decision Process|
|5-15 Minutes||Sources of Perceptual Variability|
|15-20 Minutes||Time Course of Perceptual Adaptation|
|20-25 Minutes||Listening Testing versus Recollection Testing|
|25-30 Minutes||Sound booth Options|
|30-35 Minutes||Walk-around Options|
|40-45 Minutes||Questionnaire Options|
|55-60 Minutes||Final Thoughts|
Vice President of Audiology
Don Schum currently serves as Vice President of Audiology for Oticon, Inc. In that capacity, Don has the responsibility to create and implement new Audiological training material, oversee the Audiological training of all employees, develop dispenser support materials and tools, conduct clinical research, and participate in national and international conferences. Previous to his position at Oticon in Somerset, Don served as the Director of Audiology for the main Oticon office in Copenhagen Denmark. In addition, he served as the Director of the Hearing Aid Lab at the University of Iowa School of Medicine (1990-1995) and as an Assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina (1988-1990). During his professional career, Don has been an active researcher in the areas of Hearing Aids, Speech Understanding, and Aging. Don received his B.S. in Speech & Hearing Science from the University of Illinois, his MA in Audiology from the University of Iowa, and his PhD in Audiology from Louisiana State University.
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