Otometrics, a division of Natus announced the 2019 dates for its fifth annual student-focused workshop, the Otometrics University or OTOu. The Class of 2019 will take place on April 11-12 at the company’s corporate office in Schaumburg, Ill. 

Formerly known as Audiology Systems University or ASIu, this two-day educational event was introduced in 2015 as an exclusive, invitation-only workshop. Since 2015, close to 100 students participated from universities across the country, including: Arizona State University, Ball State University, Bloomsburg University, Central Michigan University, CUNY, Long Island AuD Consortium, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, University of Colorado—Boulder, University of Cincinnati, University of Illinois, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, University of North Texas, University of Puerto Rico, University of South Florida, University of the Pacific, University of Wisconsin, and Western Michigan University. 

In 2019, Otometrics University is accepting applications from students who are enrolled and completing courses towards their doctorate in audiology (AuD) in universities based in the US and Canada. They are encouraged to send the application online (otometrics.us/OTOu) or email this year’s coordinators: Director of Commercial and Education Development Kathleen Hill, AuD ([email protected]) and Field Clinical Audiologist Jeanette Fitzke, AuD ([email protected]). The deadline for applications is February 22, 2019. 

Otometrics University has the privilege of having Kristen Janky, PhD as the featured lecturer for the fifth consecutive year. Dr Janky, the director of vestibular services at Boys Town National Research Hospital and President-Elect of the American Balance Society, will present a two-hour lecture about video head impulse testing (vHIT) and vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing. There will also be a hands-on workshop on how to complete vHIT and VEMP testing facilitated by Dr Janky. 

“Our goal for this event is to make ourselves as accessible as possible to the students, give attendees insight into the manufacturing side of the industry, and give students the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops that they might not have access to in graduate school,” said Hill.

Otometrics University allows students to network, learn about other audiology career paths aside from the clinical practice, and experience hands-on workshops on vHIT, VEMP, probe microphone measurement (PMM) or real-ear training, as well as a digital ear scanning with Otoscan.

The Otometrics University Class of 2019 will be the first group to experience a hands-on session using the new Otoscan digital ear scanning technology.

Fitzke explains: “This exciting, new 3D-ear scanning software introduces new ways to increase business efficiencies and engage patients. OTOu attendees are among the first to experience the newest technologies introduced by Otometrics and this is one of the exclusive benefits of joining our annual student event.” 

Students can learn more about Otometrics University at: otometrics.us/OTOu. For more information about Otometrics course offerings for audiologists and professionals, including courses approved for AAA CEUs, customers are encouraged to contact their local sales representative. Please call (855) 283-7978 or visit: otometrics.us/education. 

Source: Otometrics

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