This webinar will feature Dr. Todd Ricketts from Vanderbilt University discussing recent key journal articles regarding evidence for the benefits of select hearing aid features, and their implications for audiology clinical practice. Topics will include: the use of noise management in pediatric hearing aid fittings; frequency lowering technology and its impact on speech perception; auditory training and outcomes with hearing aids; wind noise reduction update; and additional bonus material.
Course created on September 14, 2016
- After this course learners will be able to list 4 recent journal articles that address the benefit of hearing aid features or fitting.
- After this course learners will be able to explain the findings of 4 recent journal articles that address the benefit of hearing aid features or fitting.
- After this course learners will be able to describe how the results of 4 recent journal articles may impact the clinical process of hearing aid fitting and support evidence based practice.
|0-10 Minutes||Article 1: What they asked, what they found, why it is important|
|10-20 Minutes||Article 2: What they asked, what they found, why it is important|
|20-30 Minutes||Article 3: What they asked, what they found, why it is important|
|30-40 Minutes||Article 4: What they asked, what they found, why it is important|
|40-50 Minutes||Article 5: What they asked, what they found, why it is important|
|50-55 Minutes||Other interesting articles to note|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Associate Professor at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Director of the Dan Maddox Hearing Aid Research Laboratory
Todd A. Ricketts, Ph.D, CCC-A, is an associate professor at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Director of the Dan Maddox Hearing Aid Research Laboratory. Prior to moving into the Vanderbilt position in 1999, Todd spent three years as an assistant professor at Purdue University. His current research interests are focused in amplification and microphone technology, as well as the relationship between laboratory and everyday benefit. Todd has published more than fifty scholarly articles and book chapters. To date he has presented over 100 scholarly papers/poster presentations, short courses, mini-seminars, and workshops to professional and scholarly conferences both nationally and internationally. He was also named a fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association in 2006. He continues to pursue a federally and industry funded research program studying the interaction between amplification technology, listening environment and individual differences as they impact benefit derived from hearing aids and cochlear implants. His current work includes examination of the viability of directional technology for school aged children, the relative benefits and limitations of manual switching, automatic switching and “asymmetric” microphone technology;the impact of extended high frequency bandwidth on user perceived sound quality as a function of hearing loss and the relative benefits and limitations of bilateral cochlear implants. He also serves as the chair of the Vanderbilt University Institutional Review Board: Behavioral Sciences Committee.
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