Modern hearing aids are designed to improve and expand the functional communication abilities of persons with hearing loss. Unfortunately, not all devices on the market do this effectively. This podcast will introduce the term "superfecta", which is defined as the presence of these four essential features: rechargeability, extremely small form factor, direct streaming to smartphone and telecoil. The presenters argue that "superfecta" hearing aids both expand the multiple environment listening utility (MELU) and patients’ willingness to wear their devices consistently.
Course created on June 24, 2021
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- After this course, participants will be able to define the term "superfecta" and how it relates to hearing aid selection and patient outcome.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the patient benefit associated with "superfecta" hearing devices.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss 3 reasons why having a telecoil in hearing aids benefits hearing aid users.
|5-25 Minutes||Define "superfecta"|
|25-45 Minutes||Discuss the patient benefit of "superfecta" features|
|45-55 Minutes||Telecoil benefits|
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.
Following a successful career in private practice in Oshkosh Wisconsin, Dutch born audiologist Dr. Juliëtte Sterkens is currently on her encore career as the Hearing Loss Association of America’s professional hearing loop advisor. In this capacity, she advocates for inclusion of telecoils in hearing aids and cochlear implants, and the installation of hearing loop systems that permit universal hearing access for consumers with hearing loss, the world over. Her efforts have led to some 800 loop installations in Wisconsin and many more around the USA. For her advocacy efforts, she has received the Wisconsin Audiologist of the Year, the American Academy of Audiology Presidential and UW-Oshkosh’s Distinguished Alumni AwardsShe is a member of Get in the Hearing Loop (GITHL) National Taskforce, member at large of the WI State Chapter of HLAA Board and serves on the board of the Hear in the Fox Cities; a non-profit that helps pay for hearing aids for children and teens in NE, Wisconsin.
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