This course history, development, and practical application of the Code of Ethics of the International Hearing Society (IHS). Four theoretical models for resolving ethical dilemmas are presented to deepen practitioner’s knowledge, including: Virtue Based Ethics, Consequential Ethics, Rights Based Ethics, and Intuitive Based Ethics. Real case histories are opened up for class discussion. The author has written entire book chapter and numerous articles on this topic over his more than four decades in the hearing health field. A most exciting and revealing course in its topic area!
Cerumen Management: Dispensing Protocols, Materials & Methods (2 CEUs)--Advanced Level
With recent clarifications in dispenser and audiologist scope of practice comes the need for formal training in the protocols, materials, and methods of safe cerumen management. When to refer and to whom point to the need for forming functioning community hearing health care teams. The FDA 8 Red Flags, hygiene, safety, medicolegal boundaries, professional liability, and physiology & anatomy considerations are explored.
Pre-empting Problem Fitting Cases (2 CEUs)--Advanced Level
This special course covers the hidden areas of patient experience that nearly always elude the everyday practice of fitting hearing aids. It covers such problematic areas as own-voice complaints, tinnitus management, central auditory disorders related to sensorineural impairment, and rehabilitative concepts, the observation and amelioration of which can pre-empt problem cases before they become a failed hearing aid fitting. Following this course's suggestions can make even the toughest hearing aid fitting a dazzling success!