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Telehealth & Technology Applications in Audiology Care, Highlights from the 24th Annual Appalachian Spring Conference

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1.  All of the following are currently connected care or teleaudiology services in VA, except:
  1. Remote vestibular testing
  2. Remote diagnostic testing
  3. Remote hearing aid fittings and aftercare services
  4. Group Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT)-Progressive Tinnitus Management
2.  Potential benefits of emerging connected care technologies and teleaudiology services include the following, except:
  1. Improve quality of care
  2. Improve access to care
  3. Eliminate the need for traditional face-to-face services
  4. Enhance Veteran engagement
3.  What does synchronous teleaudiology refer to?
  1. Synchronisation of test data to a server
  2. Store-and-forward review of results
  3. Real-time review of results
  4. Services through a synchronous portal
4.  mHealth in teleaudiology refers to:
  1. Mobile phone usage for audiology services
  2. Mobile audiology clinic services
  3. Mobile bus services for audiology
  4. Multimedia connectivity for audiology
5.  When fitting hearing aids via telehealth, how may the telehealth clinical technician assist the audiologist?
  1. diagnose ear disease that may preclude hearing aid fitting
  2. discuss the hearing test results with the patient
  3. choose and order appropriate hearing aids for the patient
  4. place a probe tube in the patient's ear canal
6.  All of the following are important factors to consider when implementing a teleaudiology program EXCEPT
  1. staffing
  2. making a training plan for technicians
  3. contingency planning
  4. size of the audiologist's office
7.  Hearing aid users can use remote technology to:
  1. switch programs, increase volume and adjust tinnitus masker features
  2. upgrade to higher level technology
  3. add a telecoil
  4. lower compression kneepoint
8.  What is the most important consideration when providing teleaudiology care?
  1. marketing the program
  2. ensuring patients are tech-savvy
  3. maintaining confidentiality of personal health information
  4. manufacturer of telehealth equipment
9.  Which of the following is a clinical benefit directly related to using telehealth applications?
  1. lower overhead costs
  2. improved access for patients
  3. shorter work days
  4. decreased cancellation rates
10.  The Patient Centered Digital Tele-health Tool can be implemented in all of the following settings except:
  1. Home
  2. Clinic
  3. Community Setting
  4. Underwater
11.  The Patient Centered Digital Tele-health reporting function is most useful for:
  1. Population Health outcomes
  2. Determining which clinician is most effective
  3. Obtaining reimbursement from providers
  4. Identifying patients who are least adherent
12.  What specific aspect of cochlear implant service delivery via telepractice has been most commonly addressed in the scientific literature:
  1. Programming sound processors for adults
  2. Programming sound processors for young children
  3. Speech-perception testing
  4. Clinician-directed aural rehabilitation for adults
13.  What is one of the most challenging aspects of using direct-connect for remote speech-perception testing?
  1. Understanding the words and sentences that the recipient repeats back
  2. Calibrating the input signal
  3. Getting a clear visual image of the recipient on the video screen
  4. Calculating the percentage correct
14.  Skills education in the Level 3 Progressive Tinnitus Management workshops covers:
  1. coping skills and managing reactions to tinnitus
  2. self-adovacy
  3. how to use a tinnitus masker
  4. how to keep a food/dietary journal
15.  What supplies and equipment are needed to conduct Progressive Tinnitus Management via Clinical Video Telehealth?
  1. hearing aids with Bluetooth streaming and smartphones
  2. tinnitus questionnaires and Apple TVs
  3. Progressive Tinnitus Management workbooks, tinnitus questionnaires and telehealth cameras
  4. iPads and and a wifi Internet connection

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