Friday, July 10, 2020
Grad student clinician provides tele-audiology services

The Audiology Clinic is creatively utilizing all technology has to offer to continue to serve hearing aid clients.

In the first photo, a grad student clinician provides tele-audiology services under the supervision of Clinical Assistant Professor Stephanie Fleckenstein. More specifically, the audiology team is fitting and programming new hearing aids while verifying the settings with on-ear real ear measurements.

In the photo below, the student sets up a telephone app to allow for remote programming of the hearing aids should the patient be unable to visit the clinic due to social distancing. This app also functions as a remote control of volume and program changes on the hearing aid.

Student using an app to allow for remote programming of hearing aids

To help audiology clients keep their hearing healthy during the COVID-19 isolation, faculty and graduate student clinicians compiled a tipsheet for clients, with resources, advice and information about how to contact the Clinic for assistance when needed.

Additionally, the Iowa audiology team created a guide for clients, "Wearing a Mask with your Hearing Aids."