Telemedicine is a significant and rapidly growing segment of healthcare. In fact over half of all hospitals in the United States currently offer some form of telemedicine. This talk will explore the opportunities and growing appetite for applying telehealth in Audiology. A vision will be illustrated for the future of audiology care and how technology can help us to engage with new patients, improve the ease with which hearing care is accessed, and empower people to achieve better hearing-related outcomes. Solutions throughout the hearing healthcare continuum from hearing screening to downstream hearing aid support will be described. Finally we will share the outcomes of internal and external research. This data will include several perspectives from patient focus groups, to clinician’s perceptions and feedback, to hearing outcomes and performance data.
- Participants will be able to identify three eAudiology solutions.
- Participants will be able to summarize the outcomes of both quantitative and qualitative studies on the attitudes around eAudiology.
- Participants will be able to summarize the key implementation methods and considerations of eAudiology.
About The Speaker:
Dr. Nicole Klutz is Manager of Audiology at the Phonak Audiology Research Center (PARC) in Warrenville, IL. In her role, she provides audiological support and professional training to employees and hearing care professionals around the country.
Nicole joined Phonak in 2013 and has worked extensively with the international product and scientific marketing teams throughout Phonak and its parent company, Sonova. Prior to Phonak, Nicole practiced clinically for several years. Her clinical experience includes diagnostic audiometric evaluation, hearing instrument dispensing to pediatric through geriatric population, electrophysiological and vestibular testing, as well as professional education and training.
Nicole dedicates a great deal of her time developing and implementing clinically relevant and easy-to-use demonstration tools in everyday environments and is an active supporter of live demonstration. Her professional areas of focus include product testing, eAudiology, and Family-Centered Care.
Nicole received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Maine, Orono and her AuD at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.