This course explains the differences in rechargeable battery performance between hearing aid products and patients. It also discusses tools to estimate battery life in order to better select technology based on the individual needs of patients and provides silver- zinc rechargeable battery best practices.
Course created on December 14, 2018
- After this course learners will be able to explain the differences in rechargeable battery performance between different hearing aid products and patients.
- After this course learners will be able to identify ideal candidates for rechargeable hearing aids.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to counsel patients on best battery practices and behaviors.
|5-25 Minutes||Understanding Battery Performance, Hearing Aid Drain Rates & Streaming|
|25-35 Minutes||Tools to Estimate Battery Life|
|35-45 Minutes||Understanding the Different Rechargeable Battery Technologies|
|45-55 Minutes||Counseling Considerations for ZPower Systems|
|55-60 Minutes||Q & A|
Dr. Barry A. Freeman has served the global audiology community for over thirty-five years. Prior to joining ZPower, he was the CEO and President of Audiology Consultants, Inc. (ACI), a private audiology consulting firm based in South Florida. Prior to ACI, Dr. Freeman was the Senior Director of Audiology and Education for Starkey, Inc., and an educational consultant for the Starkey Hearing Foundation and its partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative.
Prior to joining Starkey, Dr. Freeman was founding Chair and Professor of Audiology at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where he joined in 1997. Before returning to academia, Dr. Freeman owned and practiced for twenty years at the Center for Audiology in Clarksville, TN, and Hearing Services of Kentucky in Hopkinsville, KY. Dr. Freeman has taught audiology full time on the faculties of Syracuse, Vanderbilt and NSU and maintains Adjunct Professorships at Florida International University, NSU, Lamar University, Pacific University and the University of South Florida. Dr. Freeman has published more than 50 professional articles and book chapters and continues to lecture and present throughout the world.
Dr. Freeman is a past president of the American Academy of Audiology and served on the Academy’s Board of Directors for six years. He continues to serve on professional boards including, Vice President for Professional Activities for the Florida Academy of Audiology and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). He received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Academy in 2006.
B.S. Business and Economics, Boston University; Ph.D. Hearing and Speech Science, Michigan State University.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by ZPower in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on ZPower products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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