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Amplified Stethoscopes for Medical Professionals With Hearing Loss (On Demand Webinar) (PD102891)

Presenter(s): A.U. Bankaitis, PhD
Course Description


Medical professionals who use hearing aids can face challenges when they need to perform auscultation (listening to sounds from various organs, most often with a stethoscope) as part of their job. While the options may not seem straightforward, audiologists can play a key role in helping these medical professionals find an amplified stethoscope solution that works for them. This webinar will discuss key considerations, potential options, and practical steps for helping medical professionals with hearing loss obtain the best solution.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Discuss challenges medical professionals with hearing loss may experience when performing auscultation
  • Identify viable solutions to recommend for medical professionals who use hearing aids and have challenges performing auscultation
  • List resources for more information on amplified stethoscopes and related accessories

Related Courses

This is one of three courses in the ASHA Audiology 2024: Topics in Audiology Services webinar series. See all the courses in this series.


  • Introduction (5 min.)
  • Inherent auscultation challenges for people who wear hearing instruments (10 min.)
  • Standard solutions based on hearing instrument technology (25 min.)
  • Other considerations (5 min.)
  • Summary and resources (10 min.)
  • Q&A (5 min.)

Presenter Information

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, is a recognized resource to the hearing industry who delivers technical information in a straightforward manner. Her strong clinical background along with her business competencies in strategic development and implementation allow her to offer practical solutions to providers and business owners. She earned a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, where her funded research on HIV led to a niche expertise on infection control very early on in her career. Dr. Bankaitis has worked with numerous providers and organizations to expand their clinical services to include cerumen management and hearing assistance technology. Most recently, she was awarded the prestigious Samuel F. Lybarger Industry Award by the American Academy of Audiology for her research, engineering, and technological achievements within the field of audiology.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Employed by Oaktree Products, Inc, a multi-line distributor of audiology supplies and products, including amplified stethoscopes
  • 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

Content origination date: March 19, 2024
End date: March 21, 2029

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102891
Available Through: March 21, 2029