Transition is happening all around us. In our professional world, these changes can relate to patient care, research findings and how the industry is changing. Learn how to adapt your clinical skills to meet the needs of patients as their world changes and our profession changes.
Course created on August 14, 2018
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- After this course learners will be able to list auditory milestones critical for independence and describe technology that can assist with accomplishing these milestones.
- After this course learners will be able to list several cognitive assessment measures and be able to describe issues related to cognitive screening and referral in clinical practice.
- After this course learners will be able to explain technology impact on consumers' choices of hearing devices and personal amplification devices and discuss the healthcare forces that may drive change in the hearing health delivery system.
- After this course learners will be able to describe expected benefit from new fitting features and algorithms and also describe how prescriptive verification can alter hearing aid fitting outcomes.
|0-60 Minutes||Seamless Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Hearing Health Care|
|60-120 Minutes||Cognition and Hearing: Should This be Part of My Clinical Practice?|
|120-180 Minutes||OTC: Over the Counter or Over the Cliff|
|180-240 Minutes||Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting: Clinical Tips from Recent Research|
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Catherine Palmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and at UPMC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Palmer conducts research in the areas of adult auditory learning post hearing aid fitting and the relationship between hearing and cognitive health. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters in these topic areas as well as provided over 100 national and international presentations. Dr. Palmer teaches the graduate level amplification courses at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Hearing. Dr. Palmer opened the Musicians’ Hearing Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2003 and has focused a great deal of energy on community hearing health since that time. This work has included a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Symphony that promotes hearing protection for young and professional musicians.
Pamela Souza, CCC-A, FAAA is a clinical audiologist and professor at Northwestern University. She earned her M.S. in Audiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her PhD in Audiology from Syracuse University. Along with clinical teaching, she directs a research program in effects of hearing aids. Her interests include use of signal-processing amplification which affects acoustic speech cues, how those changes interact with listener age and cognitive status, and how research findings in this area can direct clinical practice. Dr. Souza is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her research is supported by the National Institutes of Deafness and Communication Disorders.
Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D., is the Managing Member of Powers Consulting, LLC, providing management consulting to the hearing health industry. Dr. Powers serves an expert audiology consultant for the Better Hearing Institute, and as a Consultant for Sivantos, Inc. Dr. Powers received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Audiology from Ohio University. He began his career as a partner in an Audiology private practice and has over 35 years of experience in the hearing health care industry. Dr. Powers has lectured extensively at state, national and international meetings and published over 40 articles. His primary areas of expertise include hearing instrument technology, industry trends, and outcome measures. Prior to his current role, he was Vice-President, Government Services and Professional Relations for Sivantos, Inc.
H. Gustav Mueller
Dr. H. Gustav Mueller holds faculty positions with Vanderbilt University, the University of Northern Colorado and Rush University. He is a consultant for WSAudiology and Contributing Editor for AudiologyOnline, where he has the monthly column “20Q With Gus.” Dr. Mueller is a Founder of the American Academy of Audiology and a Fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association. He has co-authored over ten books on hearing aids and hearing aid fitting, including the recent three-volume Modern Hearing Aids series, and the clinical text on Speech Mapping and Probe Microphone Measures. Gus is the co-founder of the popular website www.earTunes.com, and resides on a tropic North Dakota island, just outside the city of Bismarck
Pamela Souza: Financial: Pamela Souza is a paid guest speaker for Signia. Non-financial: Pamela Souza has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Thomas Powers: Financial: Thomas Powers is a consultant for Sivantos Inc. He is the managing member of Powers Consulting, LLC. He is also an Associate Professor at Salus University. Non-financial: Thomas Powers is an adjunct faculty member at Ohio University.
Gus Mueller: Financial: Dr. Mueller has a private audiology consulting practice and is the Senior Audiology Consultant for Sivantos Group. He serves as a Contributing Editor for AudiologyOnline and the hearing aids series editor for Plural Publishing. Dr. Mueller is the author of many textbooks regarding hearing aid selection and fitting. He is a paid guest speaker for Signia. Non-Financial: Dr. Mueller has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
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