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Adapting Your Protocols to Evaluate OTC Hearing Aids (On Demand Webinar) (PD102754)

Presenter(s): Jani A Johnson, AuD, PhD
Course Description

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Current evidence-based hearing aid verification and fitting recommendations are for traditional, prescription hearing aids. With the availability of more affordable, over-the-counter-class (OTC) hearing aids, audiologists are challenged to adapt their protocols in unique ways to approximate best-practice recommendations. You may have questions like: How can I know if the hearing aid is good quality? What is the point of real-ear verification if I can't adjust the hearing aid settings? How can I know if the features in the hearing aids work? How should I counsel a patient in how to best use their devices? This webinar explores practical methods for evaluating and fitting OTC hearing aids to optimize outcomes for all patients, regardless of their technology level.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Conduct and interpret an electroacoustic analysis to determine device quality 
  • Demonstrate feature functioning using electroacoustic analysis and/or real-ear measures 
  • Apply analyses results to inform the hearing aid orientation and settings recommendations

Related Courses

This is one of four courses in the ASHA Audiology 2023: Practice Management webinar series. See all the courses in this series.


  • Intro and review of OTC technology 
  • Explanation of CTA/PSAPs ANSI Standard 
  • Demonstration of quality control analysis 
  • Quality control activity 
  • Demonstration of feature evaluations 
  • Discussion of fitting recommendations 

Presenter Information

Jani Johnson, AuD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and directs the Hearing Aid Research Lab ( Her research seeks to improve hearing-related quality of life for adults of varying backgrounds and resources using individualized approaches to audiologic rehabilitation.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Salary from University of Memphis
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: August 23, 2023
End date: August 25, 2028

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102754
Available Through: August 25, 2028