This course focuses on the factors related to successfully achieving a proper ear mold impression and the characteristics and impacts on custom in-the-ear hearing aid design. It also reviews the manufacturing process as it relates to custom in-the-ear hearing aids and the key landmarks and physical components that directly impact size and discretion. In addition, this course will review the tools available from Phonak that support a deeper, more complete ear mold impression process as well as tools used to determine candidacy for in-the-ear products.
Course created on March 30, 2020
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- Participants will be able to explain the custom production process.
- Participants will be able to explain how landmarks in earmold impressions are utilized throughout the custom production process.
- Participants will be able to describe the benefit of the measurement tools used for earmolds and in-the-ear candidacy.
|5-15 Minutes||What makes a good impression|
|15-35 Minutes||Custom product overview|
|35-45 Minutes||Custom product modeling and design|
|45-55 Minutes||Tools to support better earmold impressions and discretion|
Manager of Product Marketing & Audiology
Nicole joined the team in 2013 and has worked extensively with the international product and marketing teams throughout Sonova and Phonak. Nicole received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Maine, Orono and her AuD at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Nicole’s previous clinical experience includes diagnostic audiometric evaluation, hearing instrument dispensing to pediatric through geriatric population, electrophysiological and vestibular testing, as well as professional education and training. Nicole dedicates a great deal of her time developing and implementing clinically relevant and easy to use demonstration tools in every day environments and is an active supporter of live demonstration.
Alyson Hoffman is the Clinical Trainer for the South Florida region and has lived in Tampa, FL for the past 6 years. She joins the Phonak team after practicing Audiology in the ENT setting for the past 5 years. She received her Doctor of Science in Audiology degree from Montclair State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Maryland. Her clinical experience includes diagnostic audiology for adults and geriatrics, hearing aid and assistive listening device evaluation and fitting, as well as vestibular diagnostic evaluation and rehabilitation.
Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Aly Hoffman is employed by Phonak. Non-financial: Aly Hoffman has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Phonak in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Phonak products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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