A New Standard for the RECD? New Standard, New Tools, Better Accuracy in Real Ear Measures for Adults or Children (.1 CEUs)
Recorded On: 09/02/2015
A New Standard for the RECD? New Standard, New Tools, Better Accuracy in Real Ear Measures for Adults or Children
Recorded September 2, 2015
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Susan Scollie, PhD
Who Should Attend: Audiologists, students, anyone who working with hearing aids
Instructional Level: Introductory
Program Focus: Knowledge
Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
- Describe key changes in the definition of the Real Ear to Coupler Difference (RECD) due to a new ANSI standard.
- Explain how the RECD is used in personalizing hearing assessments.
- Explain how the RECD is used in personalizing hearing aid fittings.
- Outline a new protocol for applying the RECD in clinical protocols.
Description: Recent updates to ANSI standards for real ear measurements have introduced a standard definition of the Real Ear to Coupler Difference (RECD). How we use the RECD, and how it gets labelled and converted by real ear measurement systems, may have changed as a result. Current implementations that use the ANSI standard RECD will be described in this eAudiology Web seminar, along with new protocols that help us to increase the accuracy with which we personalize a hearing aid fitting for a child or an adult.
Susan Scollie, PhD is an Associate Member at the National Centre for Audiology, where she works with the Child Amplification Laboratory and the Translational Research Unit to evaluate hearing aid technology for children and adults.