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Oticon Ruby. Made to Move. NEW
Kelly Stahl, AuD 
Oticon Ruby introduces a range of innovations to make hearing aids more accessible and easier to use. Oticon Ruby is part of the Oticon essential family and offers a rechargeable style in the essential category. In this short course, you will learn about SuperShield a new feedback management system that stops feedback before it occurs, compatibility with Oticon CROS and various connectivity options.

Enhancing the Classroom Experience NEW
Candace Depp, AuD 
Remote microphones are being utilized in schools to improve access to a teacher’s voice for children with hearing loss. However, little attention has been given to its design or usability by school-based professionals and their students. In this session, we will introduce research that impacted development of a device from Oticon that ushers in a new era of connection in the classroom and share its innovative features.

More Power. More Choices. More Freedom.
Kelly Stahl, AuD 
Oticon Opn S™ built on the OpenSound paradigm delivering improved speech understanding while reducing listening effort. Now with Oticon Xceed, we extend the open sound experience to patients with severe to profound hearing impairment. For individuals struggling with single sided deafness, we bring the benefits of open sound experience with a new CROS solution.

Oticon Patient Acceptance Technologies
Donald J. Schum, PhD  
Most attention in the development of hearing aid technologies focuses on assisting the patient in challenging environments. However, we also recognize that patients require comfort, great sound quality and practical solutions such as rechargeability, connectivity and apps.

Making Patients Ready for Amplification
Donald J. Schum, PhD  
Many patients who seek out information about amplification may not be truly ready to be fit. In this course, we examine the mindset of the potential first time user and discuss approaches to make the patient ready to be a successful, long-time user.

Managing Severe Hearing Loss
Donald J. Schum, PhD  
A significant subset of patients seen in practices present with more severe hearing loss and more complex medical histories. In this seminar, the nature of severe hearing loss will be discussed along with a discussion of how to best match available technology choices (power devices, BiCROS, etc) to patient needs.

Oticon breaks the rules. Again. – Introducing Oticon Opn S™
Kelly Stahl, AuD
First Oticon created a new paradigm in hearing care. Now, we are breaking the rules again. With Oticon Opn S, we take the open sound experience to the next level. This course describes Oticon's Velox S™, the fastest and most advanced platform developed to date by Oticon. It also discusses the major features of Oticon Opn S, including OpenSound Optimizer™ and OpenSound Booster. It will also review the advantages of Oticon's new rechargeable miniRITE R. 

Technology and the Patient 

Oticon Technologies to Manage Complex Listening Environments
Donald J. Schum, PhD
The nature of sensorineural hearing loss is such that patients struggle in listening environments with multiple sources of sounds beyond the specific talker of interest. OpenSound Navigator™, along with other technologies such as Speech Guard™ LX and Spatial Sound™ LX, have been developed to provide the patient with the best opportunity to effectively operate in challenging environments.

Oticon Cue Preservation Technologies 
Donald J. Schum, PhD
Modern hearing aids are designed to improve the signal to make it easier for the brain to decode the incoming message. An important aspect of this signal processing, and an important part of the Oticon approach, is to protect the naturally occurring sources of information in the signal.

Oticon TechTalk
Oticon has a legacy of providing excellent sound quality and significant patient benefits using the various core technologies in our products. The following series of short courses will take you on a journey that will show you how we use these technologies to improve the lives of hearing impaired individuals.

A Deeper Look at Sound Environments
Donald J. Schum, PhD
The characteristics of the sound environment have a fundamental impact on the performance of the hearing aid user. In this course, we will describe the obvious and sometimes more subtle aspects of sound environments that will affect hearing aid performance.

Perception in Noise
Donald J. Schum, PhD
The human cognitive system is designed to process information and to inform the person about the nature of the environment that they are in. In this seminar, we will examine how that natural process is complicated when a person with hearing loss is attempting to understand spoken language.

Hearing Loss, Aging & Speech Understanding
Donald J. Schum, PhD
Effective speech understanding, especially in complex environments, requires both a well-functioning auditory system and a cognitive system that can efficiently and accurately process information, but our older patients can be challenged on both fronts. In this seminar, the cognitive nature of speech understanding will be viewed in light of the extra pressure that is exerted when hearing loss corrupts the information that is passed along from the periphery.

Social Isolation in the Older Adult
Donald J. Schum, PhD
Age-related hearing loss is often part of a broader list of body changes that the older adult experiences. Typical reaction patterns can lead the person down the path of isolation (either consciously or subconsciously), putting the patient at further health and cognitive risk.

Brain versus Machine
Donald J. Schum, PhD
Patients with hearing loss need significant help in noisy situations and a variety of signal processing approaches have been developed over the years to meet that need. However, there are significant differences to the way that many of these approaches work compared to how the normal perceptual system handles complex listening situations.

The Follow-up Process for New Users
Donald J. Schum, PhD
Many first time hearing aid users are at risk for quick rejection of amplification. In this course, we will present our best recommendations on how to make post-fitting adjustments for patients who are new to the world of amplification.

Pediatrics 

Supporting Education, Advocacy and Knowledge for Students with Hearing Loss
Dave Gordey, PhD  
Anecdotal evidence suggests that deaf and hard of hearing students benefit when involved in structured, supportive, peer-to-peer experiences. Two successful school-based peer support groups located in Alberta and Ohio have achieved these positive outcomes. Factors contributing to success were a leader-mentor model combined with student, audiologist and community mentors. Our aim with this work was to develop a template for a structured school-based support and resource program, that could guide school-based hearing care professionals on how to bring together students with hearing loss to share experiences, learn about education, advocacy, and living with hearing loss. A survey of North American school-based hearing professionals along with a review of the literature was completed. The aim was to explore structured peer programs, specific to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and to understand the barriers and facilitators to developing and implementing these support programs.

How to Engage Teens and Tweens in Discussions about their Hearing Loss
Natalie Comas, BspPath  
In this course, you will learn the clinical framework based on the principles of self-determination that underpins the Growing Up with Hearing Loss resource and the Telecare tools for tweens and teens. You will also learn how to implement these tools with tweens and teens in your daily practice.

Open up a World of Power for Pediatric Patients
Candace Depp, AuD  
Oticon’s pediatric ambition is clear; we want to create a better future for every child with hearing loss – not least of those with a severe-to-profound hearing loss. In most cases, these children need immediate support in order to open up to the world, connect with loved ones, grow, thrive, and learn. This session will introduce the latest solutions setting a new standard among pediatric power hearing aids.

Solutions That Work Where Children Learn and Play 
Candace Depp, AuD 
At Oticon, we have a specific focus on developing technologies and intervention approaches that support the broad range of cognitive development in the child. This session will review the latest solutions designed to support children in both social and educational settings and discuss the latest research documenting the benefits of Oticon Opn™ for pediatric use.

Bone Conduction Hearing Device Fitting Practices in Pediatrics 
Dave Gordey, MSc AuD (C), PhD Candidate 
For children who are not candidates for air conduction hearing aids, bone conduction hearing devices are available. Unfortunately, fitting protocols are not well developed for these devices. This is challenging for pediatric audiologists who rely on objective measures of hearing devices to support their patient’s communication development. Bone conduction hearing devices and candidacy considerations for the pediatric population will be reviewed. Findings from a clinical survey will be offered to inform the current practices for fitting these devices in children.

Oticon Redefines Child-friendly Hearing Care 
Candace Depp, AuD 
Children live, learn, and interact in exceptionally diverse listening environments, and the differing characteristics of each, make all of them uniquely challenging. Being able to make sense of sound is crucial to children’s development and growth. Oticon introduces a whole new way for children to hear sounds and thereby increases speech understanding in noise. This promotes better conditions to meet developmental needs and the day-to-day challenges of growing up. In this session, we discuss the advancements that bring the highest level of patient benefit to all parts of the pediatric segment to optimize listening and learning opportunities. Product practicalities and the latest research will also be reviewed.

Connectivity 

The Future of Connected Hearing Health Care
Donald J. Schum, PhD and Annette Mazevski, AuD
Rapid advances in connected health care in general are now entering the realm of hearing care. These changes in the hearing health care environment have the potential to bring great advantages in both patient care and practice growth. In this presentation, we will walk through some of the new horizons and terminology that is now becoming part of our field and provide a perspective on the opportunities.

Oticon ConnectClip: Keeping You Connected
Candace Depp, AuD
Use ConnectClip as a new offering that can help Oticon Opn wearers participate more actively with mobile and Bluetooth devices.

Tinnitus 

Person-Centered Care in Tinnitus Management
Cherilee Rutherford
This course will provide a basic introduction to 3 practical tools that clinicians can use to help deliver person centered care to tinnitus patients.

 

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