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The Use and Abuse of Prescriptive Target and the SII in Adult Hearing Aid Fittings

Course: #29445Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 181 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

Prescriptive targets are the primary means of ensuring that a hearing aid fitting is appropriate. However, it is only a starting point for audibility. The SII (speech intelligibility index) is another way to determine if the signal is audible to the patient. While these are both useful and necessary measurements, they can also be misused in the hearing aid fitting for adults. This course will discuss the importance of SII and targets and situations where the audiologists’ knowledge and interactions with the patients should over-ride these measurements.

Course created on May 31, 2017

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; Calif SLPAB/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAs a result of this course, participants will be able to describe when to use prescriptive targets appropriately.
  • checkmarkAs a result of this course, participants will be able to describe when to use the SII appropriately.
  • checkmarkAs a result of this course, participants will be able to describe when the SII and prescriptive targets may not be as useful.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes What are targets how did we get here
10-15 Minutes What is the SII
15-30 Minutes SII & Targets: When to use the and how to use them
30-45 Minutes When are the targets and SII not useful?
45-55 Minutes Case examples
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A

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Presenter Disclosure: Lindsey E. Jorgensen: Financial: Lindsey Jorgensen has received research support from the VA Hospital. She has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Lindsey Jorgensen has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Jessica Messersmith: Financial: Jessica Messersmith received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Jessica Messersmith conducts research on clinical practices in the cochlear implant clinic and improving the outcomes of persons with cochlear implants through these practices.


Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

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Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 1 CEP.


Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (AHIP) represents and guide its members in their practice which include, the testing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and associated devices in the best interest of the hard of hearing of Ontario. Audiology Online is an approved provider of approved educational activities for AHIP Members. One hour of coursework equals 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).


British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

This course has been accredited with 1 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.


Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

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California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.


New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 1.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.


Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

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