Optimizing the initial fitting to achieve the best sound quality and performance for the patient is an essential part of the hearing aid fitting process. The Inspire fitting software is designed to provide a step-by-step initial fit sequence to achieve this. This course will also review adjustments available on the Sound Manager and troubleshooting tools to customize the fitting.
Course created on May 10, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how the initial fit protocol assists with optimizing the fitting.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the adjustments available within the Sound Manager screen.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least two advanced troubleshooting tools available in the fitting software.
|5-10 Minutes||Initial Best Fit|
|10-20 Minutes||Acoustic Coupling|
|20-35 Minutes||Sound Manager|
|35-45 Minutes||Sound Quality Troubleshooting|
|45-55 Minutes||Telephone Options|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and Q&A|
Education and Training Division
Dr. Andrea Hannan Dawkes joined Starkey in 2010 as a member of the Education and Training team. In her current role as a senior member of the group, she assists in the development of educational materials, leads training classes, and serves as the liaison for Starkey’s university and student initiatives. Prior to joining Starkey, Dr. Hannan Dawkes worked as a clinical audiologist in a variety of prominent medical centers, served as an audiology clinical supervisor and adjunct faculty member at Hofstra University, and contributed to research efforts involving signal detection, hearing aid performance, and signal processing. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Audiology from the University of Maryland at College Park and her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.
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