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Back to Basics: More than First-Fit Fittings (PD102503)

Presenter(s): Steven Thomas Kulsar
Course Description

This session focuses on the use of in-situ measures and development of patient amplification prescriptions. The importance of in-situ measures is widely overlooked or misunderstood. Dissecting the benefits of this and other built-in manufacturer software features will provide opportunity for significant improvement in fitting outcomes and patient satisfaction over conventional first-fit settings. Proper implementation and use of these features should decrease time and effort in fitting and counseling, and decrease the need for repeat visits for re-programming.

This course is a recorded technical session from the 2021 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 4040V).

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Apply in-situ measures in new and repeat fittings to maximize patient satisfaction 
  • Define differences in in-situ measures and conventional air-conduction measures used for first-fit calculation
  • Break down a fitting session by critically thinking beyond first-fit and acclimatization

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2021
End date: June 20, 2027

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by June 20, 2027.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102503
Available Through: June 20, 2027