Identify a Need during your evaluation
- How can COSI or other “situational” questionnaires assist in identifying a need for ALDs?
- Allows patient to target 5 or more specific listening situations for improvement, track progress, and set realistic expectations along the way
- When target or goal situations include large groups, hearing at a distance, or dynamic working situations and ALD can be reasonably justifie
- How can QuickSIN or other similar tests assist in identifying a need for ALDs?
- SNR loss of 7-15 dB indicate directional microphones, start to consider FM as well
- SNR loss of > 15 dB indicate maximum SNR is needed, an FM must be considered
Introduce ALDs as part of the hearing aid selection process
- ALD benefits overview
- Lessen the effect of background noise by improving signal to noise ratio – i.e. capture speech at the source
- Eliminate the effect of distance – with each doubling of distance the speech signal loses 6 dB SPL
- Less mental fatigue/strain to the listener
- Lessen the effect that reverberation/poor room acoustics have on the speech signal
- What Financial Aid Options are available?
Benefits for your Practice
- What kind of incremental revenues can be expected?
- $ varies by state -> fee for exam, fitting, and paperwork
- New patient referrals at no cost
- Contact us for more information:Phone: +1-888-421-0843 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- How can VR partnerships benefit my practices?
- Become a VR authorized provider and receive patient referrals for free
- Government funding is available specifically for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in the work-life environment
- Funds can be used for things like hearing aids, therapy, assistive technology, etc.
- Qualification criteria for a patient are as follows:
- 16 years+
- Employed or have a goal for employment and
- Able to benefit from hearing services in terms of gaining or retaining employment