CEU workshopsAudioscan has announced its latest set of CEU workshops for 2016 focusing on modern hearing instrument verification that provide tools and techniques for delivering improved patient outcomes in an evolving hearing healthcare industry.

According to the company, the hearing instrument verification workshops provide attendees with exposure to the Audioscan Verifit®2, a fully binaural multifunctional objective verification system that can be used to guide the hearing instrument fitting process. Users of existing Audioscan systems or other verification products should also find this course relevant. Through a combination of presentation techniques and hands-on opportunities, attendees with learn how to fit and verify various modern hearing instrument technologies using best practice procedures, and develop strategies to effectively address common patient issues associated with the use of amplification.

The CEU workshop schedule for 2016 features dates throughout the continental US and Canada. Workshops will run through November 2016, but workshops and locations scheduled in the near future include:

  • February 16, 2016 in Akron, Ohio
  • March 8, 2016 in Phoenix, Ariz
  • March 10, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM
  • April 1, 2016 in Dayton, Ohio
  • April 13 – 16, 2016 in Phoenix, Ariz (at AAA Conference)
  • April 26, 2016 in Toronto, ON

Additional workshop dates and locations can be viewed in The Hearing Review Events section, and also on the Audioscan website.

John Pumford, AuD

John Pumford, AuD, director of audiology and education at Audioscan.

The workshops will be conducted by well-known industry professionals and Audioscan educators, including Dave Smriga, MA, senior audiology consultant for Audioscan, and John Pumford, AuD, director of audiology and education for Audioscan.

“When developing this year’s course content, the education team sought to highlight the important role that real-ear measurement and test box verification procedures have to play in delivering beneficial patient outcomes,” said John Pumford. “The principles and techniques demonstrated in the workshops can be used by fitting professionals to illustrate their significant value in delivering effective hearing health care – aspects that are particularly relevant given the recent PCAST recommendations and the ever expanding presence of non-traditional amplification devices such as PSAPs and Hearables. We look forward to sharing tools and techniques that can help attendees improve patient outcomes and their own clinical success in an evolving hearing healthcare industry.”

David J. Smriga

David J. Smriga, MA

Through its AAA and IHS approved CEU workshops, Audioscan has provided valuable education to thousands of fitting professionals for more than 16 years.

Audioscan, a division of Etymonic Design Inc, and a manufacturer of hearing instrument fitting systems in North America, manufactures the Verifit®2, Axiom®, and the RM500SLTM systems used by fitting professionals. Audioscan developed the Speechmap® fitting environment and the use of real speech for verification. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing are located in Dorchester, Ontario, Canada.

Source: Audioscan