**Please note. This session is 1.5 hours (90 minutes) in length.** This webinar will address wireless options in contemporary hearing instruments and provide an evidenced-based approach for selection of wireless accessories. In addition, future technology needs will be highlighted.
Course created on April 29, 2015
- After this course learners will be able to provide an evidence-based rationale for external microphone recommendation.
- After this course learners will be able to compare the advantages and disadvantages of FM, Infrared, Loop and Bluetooth Systems.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to prioritize amplification and wireless feature recommendations.
- After this course learners will be able to explain the reasons external microphones provide improved word recognition scores.
- After this course learners will be able to explain one of the more important variables associated with self-reported hearing aid satisfaction.
|5-35 Minutes||Rationale and benefits - evidence|
|35-60 Minutes||User criteria and survey|
|60-70 Minutes||Telephone use|
|85-90 Minutes||Q & A|
Ron Leavitt, AuD
Audiologist, Corvallis Hearing Center
Ron Leavitt received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in audiology at the University of Arizona and obtained his Doctorate at the Arizona School of Health Sciences. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and textbooks. He has served as a consultant to the American Bar Association Courtroom Access Board, The US Forest Service Access Board and the Hearing Loss Association of America Teen Transition Projects.
Dr. Leavitt has been the recipient of several awards throughout his career, including: Outstanding Graduate Student in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona; Best of Hearing Health Care providers 2011-2013 Hearing Review; Best Audiologist Western US 2012 Rayovac Award; Best Hearing Aid Fitting Protocol, 2013 Audioscan Challenge; Larry Mauldin Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014; and Editor’s Top 10 Must-Read Articles of 2013 Hearing Review. Along with his graduate student Audiology Assistant, he received the Best of Undergraduate Research Award at the 2014 American Academy of Audiology Convention in Orlando.
Nikki has a personal interest in hearing health care and science, as she has been a life-long hearing aid wearer. As head audiology assistant at Corvallis Hearing Center, Nikki fits patients with hearing aids and conducts validation and verification. Nikki is pursuing a doctoral degree in audiology and is currently enrolled in communication studies. Nikki has presented at international conferences of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Academy of Doctors of Audiology and American Academy of Audiology. In addition, she has published two journal articles on hearing aids.
Carrie has been a hearing aid wearer since early childhood. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in American Sign Language Studies at Western Oregon University. She has 25 years of experience navigating the world with a profound hearing loss and working with the wide variety of technology required to accommodate her needs. As audiology assistant at Corvallis Hearing Center, Carrie assists with diagnostic hearing exams, hearing aid programming, and patient tutorials on hearing aid use.
Nikki Clark: Financial: Nikki Clark has published two journal articles about hearing aids. She has received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Nikki Clark has a hearing loss and has been a lifelong hearing aid wearer.
Carrie Rector: Financial: Carrie Rector has received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Carrie Rector has a profound hearing loss and has worn hearing aids since childhood.
Content Disclosure: This course discusses various wireless options available for use with hearing aids. Although it does not focus exclusively on any specific product, various product names may be discussed during this course.
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