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AudiologyNOW! 2014: Smartphones: Audiologic Considerations for Facilitating Communication (.1 CEUs)

Recorded On: 03/28/2014

Recorded March 28, 2014 at AudiologyNOW! 2014

1 hour

Presenter: Perry C. Hanavan, AuD

CEUs: .1 CEUs

Who Should Attend: Any individual interested smartphones, hearing aid/CI compatibility and audiologic rehabilitation.

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
1. Identify current and future smartphone features that facilitate communication
2. List smartphone apps that can facilitate communication
3. Explain current smartphone hearing aid compatibility (HAC) features

More than sixty percent of Americans own smartphones and smartphone sales have surpassed personal computer (PC) purchases. Smartphones have changed the way people communicate with each other. Smartphone technologies provide opportunities for enhancing and improving communication in one's daily life. Many smartphone technologies can serve as a "hearing assistive technology" (HAT) for persons with hearing loss. This eAudiology Web seminar will present the latest smartphone hearing aid compatible features (HAC), technologies, and strategies for facilitating communication.

Perry C. Hanavan, AuD, currently teaches in the Communication Disorders and Education of the Hard of Hearing and Deaf programs at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. He has taught audiology and technology courses the past 35 years at Augustana. He earned his BA in Psychology and Audiology at the University of Northern Colorado in 1973 and his MA at the University of Northern Colorado in 1974. In 2004, he earned the AuD through the Vanderbilt/Central Michigan University. He has served as president of the South Dakota Speech Language Hearing Association and Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology. He has provided audiologic rehabilitative services and audiology consultation services to area schools, hospitals, and private ENT clinics. He has provided numerous presentations at ASHA, AAA, Midwest Deaf Conference and HLAA Conventions. He currently serves on the Board of the Audiology Awareness Campaign.


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