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Grand Rounds - Hearing Aids, presented in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh

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1.  Patients with difficulty listening in background noise typically have _____________ type APD.
  1. Integration
  2. Decoding
  3. Prosodic
  4. None of the above
2.  Appropriate APD treatment for adults can include:
  1. Amplification
  2. FM
  3. Auditory training
  4. All of the Above
3.  Which Cochlear device allows for direct to iPhone streaming and is compatible with GN Resound hearing instruments?
  1. Kanso Processor
  2. Nucleus 7 Sound Processor
  3. Nucleus 6 Sound Processor
  4. Nucleus 4 Sound Processor
4.  Amplification options for a patient with severe mixed hearing loss may include:
  1. Air conduction hearing aid(s)
  2. Osseointegrated bone conduction hearing aid
  3. Non-osseointegrated bone conduction hearing aid
  4. All of the above
5.  Verification options for a bone conduction aid include but are not limited to:
  1. Real-Ear to Coupler Difference measurement
  2. Real-Ear Aided Response measurement
  3. Aided soundfield testing
  4. Real-Ear Insertion Gain measurement
6.  What would make a slim tube a potentially unsafe choice as a hearing aid coupling?
  1. Craniofacial abnormalities
  2. Ear drum placement relative to canal entrance
  3. Both A and B
  4. None of the above - slim tubes are always a safe choice for hearing aid coupling
7.  Although cochlear implant candidacy testing revealed Father K. was a candidate for an implant on the right side, he ultimately chose to be fit with?
  1. BiCROS devices (transmitter on the left ear and traditional hearing aid on the right ear)
  2. Traditional amplification - right ear only
  3. Traditional amplification - left ear only
  4. Bilateral amplification
8.  What device did Father K. find most ineffective with his amplification trial?
  1. CROS transmitter on the left ear
  2. Traditional hearing aid on left ear
  3. Cochlear implant right ear
  4. New amplification on right ear
9.  Which of the following option(s) may be reasonable when fitting a patient with unilateral fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss due to Menieres Disease?
  1. Avoid fitting the fluctuating ear with amplification as it is too variable to be successful
  2. Always keep the fitting as simple as possible - avoid using multiple programs or volume controls
  3. In a binaural fitting, focus on verifying audibility for the non-fluctuating ear under the rationale that the person will primarily rely on their non-fluctuating ear so it must be fit as effectively as possible
  4. Always fit the fluctuating ear to the maximum gain required when the fluctuating hearing is at the worse to ensure the patient notices benefit
10.  All of the following issues commonly reported by patients experiencing unilateral, fluctuating low-frequency hearing loss may be addressed with the use of amplification on the affected ear, EXCEPT?
  1. Recruitment/Reduced dynamic range
  2. Bothersome tinnitus
  3. Difficulty in background noise
  4. Vertigo

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