August 7: Real Talk About Real Ear: How to Integrate Rehabilitative Verification into Your Practice (0.1 AAA/Tier 1)
Includes a Live Event on 08/07/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Real Talk About Real Ear: How to Integrate Rehabilitative Verification into Your Practice (0.1 AAA/Tier 1)
Date: August 7, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Presenters: Sarah Curtis, AuD, ABA-C and Megan Jacobs, B.S.
CEUs: 0.1 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs
Description: Audiologists are responsible for ensuring optimal amplification outcomes for their patients. Often the primary goal is to better hear and understand speech. Many factors can affect the output of the hearing aids as measured in the patient’s ear. For this reason, it is critical to verify at initial fitting whether the hearing aids can be programmed to rehabilitate the hearing loss and provide speech audibility. This course provides practical information to effectively use real-ear verification measures and improve patient outcomes.
- Identify manufacturer, individual and earpiece effects on first fittings.
- Speak to how different prescriptive algorithms and fitting rationale may impact patient outcomes.
- Apply techniques for fitting and counseling into their clinical practice that will improve their patient outcomes.
Sarah Curtis, Au.D., ABA-C is the owner of Sounds of Life Hearing Center, LLC in Concord Township, Ohio, opened in October 2018. She obtained her Au.D. from the University of Tennessee in 2010. Clinical experiences include a 4th Year Externship at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, OH; and employment with Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center (Lakeland, FL), University Hospitals (Cleveland, OH), and CVS Hearing Center. Dr. Curtis provides audiological services for pediatric and adult patients. She is a board member of the Audiology Practice Standards Organization and is passionate about growing the profession of audiology through improved clinical practices and education of future audiologists. Dr. Curtis resides in Concord Township, Ohio with her husband, Daniel, and children Zach (8) and Ellie (5). She originally aspired to be a band director and plays the flute and piccolo. She loves basketball, especially the Cleveland Cavaliers!
Megan Jacobs, B.S. is a 4th Year Audiology Extern at Sounds of Life Hearing Center, LLC. In June of 2020 she will complete her Audiology doctoral studies at A.T. Still University. Megan grew up in Colorado and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Wyoming. Fun fact: Megan travels to Hermitage, PA once a week in order to learn vestibular audiology under Michael Rairigh, Au.D. as part of her 4th year externship.