Demystifying the Speech-Perception Test Battery So All Dispensing Audiologists Can Conduct It (0.1 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs)
Demystifying the Speech-Perception Test Battery So All Dispensing Audiologists Can Conduct It
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Date: July 17, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Presenter: Alejandra Ullauri, AuD, MPH
CEUs: 0.1 Tier 1/AAA CEUs
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Description: The speech perception test battery (SPTB) is a clinical tool that validates hearing technology outcomes. It is mainly used by cochlear implant (CI) audiologists. Recent surveys suggest that audiologists who validate hearing aid outcomes, using speech-in-noise-tests, use mainly the QUICK-SIN test (48-49%) and the HINT test (11-13%). Is the lack of use of the SPTB influencing the low CI utilization rate (5%)? This session will review in detail the SPTB and the benefits of incorporating it in audiology practices.
- Describe the clinical set-up and materials used to conduct the speech perception test battery.
- Identify the different testing conditions and presentation levels used to assess hearing aid benefit and cochlear implant candidacy.
- List the benefits to the patient and the clinician of validating hearing technology outcomes.
Alejandra Ullauri, AuD, MPH
Chicago Hearing Care
Alejandra is an audiologist with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders in the adult population. She holds a doctorate degree in audiology from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in audiology from Flinders University of South Australia, and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She is certified by the American Board of Audiology in cochlear implants. Currently Alejandra is the director of Chicago Hearing Care, a private practice working with patients with implantable and non-implantable hearing devices. She serves on the board of directors of Child’s Voice and Illinois Hands & Voices. She is also a proud Big Sister at Big Brother Big Sister of Metropolitan Chicago.
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