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Exploring New Domains in Pediatric Amplification: Case Studies in Auditory Acclimatization

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1.  Which of the following factors does NOT facilitate successful auditory acclimatization?
  1. Discussing potential benefits of new hearing aid technology.
  2. Discussing other individuals’ experiences with the new hearing aid technology.
  3. Demonstrating connectivity with smartphones.
  4. Trying at least two to three different brands of hearing aids
2.  Pre-counseling prior to fitting new hearing aid technology is important for successful acclimatization as it:
  1. Sets expectations for the children and teen, preparing them for the new auditory experience.
  2. Is a requirement for billing of new hearing aid technology.
  3. Discourages the patient from wearing their current hearing aids.
  4. Is critical for brain re-organization.
3.  Auditory acclimatization can be defined as the adjustment time related to:
  1. Working with a new clinical audiologist
  2. Managing auditory inputs through new hearing technology
  3. Managing inserting hearing aids correctly in the ears
  4. Transitioning from pediatric to adult hearing care
4.  For case study participants, what was a key barrier to successful auditory acclimatization?
  1. The presence of parent or caregiver
  2. The length of the audiology appointment
  3. Lack of informative counseling
  4. The use of verification
5.  Anecdotal reports from audiologists in the US and Canada suggest which of the following?
  1. They have an established clinical flow for addressing auditory acclimatization.
  2. They use a failure-based approach for auditory acclimatization.
  3. They don’t ever change hearing aid manufacturers, so auditory acclimatization is not an issue.
  4. They feel uncertain on how to manage auditory acclimatization.

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