An Evidence-Based Foundation for Prescribing Advanced Hearing Aid Feature Settings
Presenter(s): Erica D. Koehler, AuD
CEUs: 0.1 AAA CEUs
Duration: 60 minutes
Instructional Level: Beginner
Program Focus: Knowledge
Evidence-based guidelines for setting and verifying gain in hearing aid fittings are well established, but currently, best-practice recommendations for advanced settings are not. The purpose of this presentation is to provide audiologists with guidance for setting advanced features in the hearing aid during the fitting based on scientific literature in combination with readily available information collected during a case history. This presentation will provide a seasoned clinician with helpful tips to improve their fittings but will also include a brief overview of advance hearing aid features so no experience necessary.
1. List examples of advanced features that could be modified based on patient characteristics.
2. Identify different hearing aid user characteristics that could drive advanced feature settings.
3. Describe the importance of a good first fit and the need for follow-ups.
Erica D. Koehler, AuD
Lead Audiologist, GN Hearing
Erica Koehler, AuD, is the Audiology Concepting Lead within GN’s Global Audiology Group where she works closely with interdisciplinary teams to focus on big picture solutions. She began her career at GN in 2008 in the Research Group and transitioned into Global Audiology in 2010 fulfilling the role of Lead Fitting Software Audiologist. Erica also presents at national and state level conferences and is involved in conducting clinical research trials of hearing instrument technologies and fitting solutions. Interests include maximizing patient hearing aid benefit and independence with software and mobile technologies.
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