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I’ve Got My Speech Mapping Results, Now What? (.1 CEUs)

Recorded On: 04/25/2012

I've Got My Speech Mapping Results, Now What?

Duration: 1 hour

Presenter: George Lindley, PhD, AuD

CEUs: .1

Who Should Attend: Audiologists who use or do not use real-ear speech mapping measures when fitting hearing aids.

Instructional Level: Intermediate
Program Focus: Skills

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the Web seminar will be able to:
1. List three ways in which speech mapping data can be used in the fitting process
2. Identify scenarios when matching a target is not critical
3. Use aided SII to quantify whether sufficient audibility is being provided
4. Describe the limitations of speech mapping in predicting patient satisfaction

Description: Speech mapping provides a quick and easy method for assessing the placement of aided speech within a patient's dynamic range. By using speech as the stimulus while conducting an output based measure, accurate and informative results can be obtained with all levels of digital hearing instruments. In this eAudiology Web seminar, the use of real-ear speech mapping as part of the hearing aid fitting process will be discussed. Focus will be placed on integrating real-ear findings with additional clinical data (e.g., patient characteristics and needs, audiologic profile, etc.) to help maximize the potential for success in a shorter amount of time. The relationship between audiometric configuration and aided SII values as well as the use/non-use of prescriptive targets will be explored. The limitations of speech mapping in predicting hearing aid satisfaction will also be discussed.

George Lindley, PhD, AuD, owns a private practice in Pennsylvania. He is also an adjunct professor in the George S. Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University teaching both residential and distance-based hearing aid courses. He has held previous positions in academia as well as in hospital settings. Dr. Lindley's teaching, research, and clinical interests lie in the area of amplification and he has lectured on this topic at professional meetings and has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters.


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