Dr Douglas Beck looks at how to manage patients who present with normal audiograms, despite having difficulties with their hearing, in this BSHAA webinar from 26 September 2019.
Recordings of all BSHAA webinars are available for members at www.bshaa.net/webinars
Hearing care professionals often encounter people who complain of hearing difficulties and trouble hearing in noise but, when tested, they present with hearing sensitivity and thresholds that are within “normal limits”.
This webinar will review the audiological evidence regarding this unique population and make the case for educating them about sophisticated technology options, including hearing aids and wireless technology such as remote microphones which have been proven to be extremely useful for enhancing their communication and quality of life.
By participating in the webinar, you will be able to:
Dr Douglas Beck earned his masters degree at the University of Buffalo (1984) and his doctorate from the University of Florida. His career began in Los Angeles at the House Ear Institute in cochlear implant research and intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring. By 1988, he was Director of Audiology at Saint Louis University. Eight years later he co-founded a multi-office dispensing practice in St Louis. In 1999, he became President and Editor-In-Chief of AudiologyOnline.com, SpeechPathology.com and HealthyHearing.com.
Dr. Beck joined Oticon in 2005. From 2008 through 2015 he served as Web Content Editor for the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). In 2016 he became Senior Editor for Clinical Research at the Hearing Review and was appointed adjunct Clinical Professor of Communication Disorders & Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2017, he became Executive Director of Academic Sciences for Oticon. Dr. Beck is among the most prolific authors in audiology with 180 published articles and more than 1240 abstracts, interviews and op-eds.