This article focuses on electroacoustic verification considerations for fitting frequency lowering hearing aids to children and adults. Specifically, it will address candidacy factors, recommended stimuli, a step-by-step verification protocol, and optional measures designed to provide guidance around the fitting and fine-tuning frequency lowering.
Course created on May 2, 2016
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe current techniques and tools available to the clinicians when verifying frequency lowering hearing aid fittings.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to interpret the measurements discussed in a way that will assist in determining whether to activate FL, on a case-by-case basis.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe a series of steps that can be used to fine-tune FL fittings in clinical practice.
Danielle Glista, PhD, is a Senior Research Associate in the Child Amplification Lab at the National Centre for Audiology and Research Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Marianne Hawkins, MClSc, is a Research Associate and Audiologist in the Child Amplification Lab at the National Centre for Audiology.
Associate Professor and a Faculty Scholar, National Centre for Audiology, Western University
Dr. Susan Scollie is an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Audiology, University of Western Ontario. With colleagues, she developed version 5.0 of the DSL method for hearing aid fitting. Her current research focuses on frequency compression signal processing, and outcomes of hearing aids for infants, children and adults.
Marianne Hawkins: Financial: Marianne Hawkins is employed by the National Centre for Audiology. She has participated in research related to amplification. She received an honorarium for this article. Non-Financial Disclosures: Marianne Hawkins has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Susan Scollie: Financial: Susan Scollie is employed by the National Centre for Audiology. She has participated in research related to amplification. She received an honorarium for this article. Non-Financial: Susan Scollie has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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