This course will provide a rationale for recommending wireless connectivity in hearing aids, suggest criteria for recommending this technology, list/discuss the numerous wireless options available and provide recommendations for appropriate documentation to support their use.
Course created on January 10, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to list the numerous types of wireless devices available for persons with hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least two criteria that must be met before recommending such devices.
- After this course, participants will be able to list both advantages and limitations of each family of wireless technology used with hearing aids.
|5-15 Minutes||A rationale for recommending wireless connectivity in hearing aids|
|15-30 Minutes||Criteria for recommending this technology|
|30-45 Minutes||List/discuss the numerous wireless options available and their strengths and weaknesses|
|45-55 Minutes||Provide recommendations for appropriate documentation to support the use of such technology|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Audiologist, Corvallis Hearing Center
Dr. Leavitt obtained his B.S. and M.S. at the University of Arizona where he was awarded Best Graduate student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. He obtained his Au. D. at Arizona School of Health Sciences. He has published numerous articles and text book chapters on hearing health in his 40-year career and spent 30 years in academia. He is the recipient of the Larry Mauldin Award for Excellence in Teaching and winner of the Audioscan Challenge for Best Hearing Aid Verification Procedure.
As Director of Operations at Corvallis Hearing Center, Nikki is in charge of the daily operation of the clinic. She is involved in every stage of a patient’s experience from their first visit for an audiological assessment to the purchase and maintenance of hearing aids. Nikki has a personal interest in Hearing Science and Hearing Health as she has been a hearing aid wearer since childhood. She is a valuable resource to patients who looking for first-hand information about hearing aid technology and strategies for successful adaptation to 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.
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 in relation to real-ear aided measures.
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