Starkey Hearing Technologies Sponsors Development of Online CH-AP Training Program for American Board of Audiology

Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, is proud to sponsor the American Board of Audiology’s (ABA) brand-­‐new training offering, the Certificate Holder-­‐Audiology Preceptor (CH-­‐AP).

MINNEAPOLIS (May 12, 2016) — Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, is proud to sponsor the American Board of Audiology’s (ABA) brand-­‐new training offering, the Certificate Holder-­‐Audiology Preceptor (CH-­‐AP). CH-­‐AP will run online through eAudiology and offer four, two-­‐hour modules for licensed audiologists and university faculty who provide audiological clinical instruction.

CH-­‐AP was developed by ABA after their 2012 Assessment-­‐Based Training Certificate Survey identified training gaps in audiological certification. More than 800 audiologists from across the nation participated in the survey, and a desire for improved access to preceptor training was listed as a top priority for professional development.

“CH-­‐AP is a wonderful opportunity to help audiologists further their skills as clinical preceptors,” Sara Burdak, VP of Education and Training said. “Audiology programs are reliant on the continued expansion of reputable clinical placement sites for their students. There has been an evident need and desire from those looking to function as preceptors for formalized training. Not only do they heavily influence an audiology student’s total educational experience, but preceptors also provide critical opportunities for applied learnings in clinical settings and help facilitate a student’s transition from novice to professional.”

The module breakdown of the CH-­‐AP program is as follows:

  • Module 1: Role of the Preceptor in a Clinical Environment
  • Module 2: Clinical Dynamics-­‐Assessment and Performance
  • Module 3: Creating Effective Learning Programs
  • Module 4: Legal, Ethical and Professional Considerations

Audiologists who complete the program will receive the CH-­‐AP certificate and be added to the searchable National CH-­‐AP Registry of Audiology Preceptors.

Registration for training is available on www.boardofaudiology.org. Starkey Hearing Technologies continues to support the future of audiology through its Starkey University program. For more information, visit StarkeyUniversity.com.

About Starkey Hearing Technologies
Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Founded in 1967, Starkey Hearing Technologies currently employs more than 4,800 people and operates 21 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide. The company develops, manufactures and distributes hearing aids via three distinct brands – Audibel, NuEar and its original brand, Starkey. For more information, visit http://www.starkey.com.

About the American Board of Audiology (ABA)
The American Board of Audiology (ABA) creates, administers, and promotes rigorous credentialing programs that elevate professional practice and advance patient care. ABA credentials are earned by leading audiologists, respected by other healthcare providers, and trusted by patients. The ABA administers the Board Certified in Audiology®, the Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC®), the Cochlear Implant Specialty Certification (CISC®), and the Certificate Holder-­‐ Audiology Preceptor (CH-­‐AP™) certificate training program, all of which are voluntary certification programs. Learn more about the ABA at www.boardofaudiology.org.

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