Customized and Convenient

Customized and Convenient

Empower is back with a virtual platform that provides even the busiest practice owner the opportunity to earn CEU credits. Eliminate the need to attend multiple conferences, Empower provides three tracks in one conference. Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule!

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About Empower

The Goal

The Empower Conference is designed to provide the hearing health industry with the latest clinical, marketing, and product technology educational sessions. Whatever your business goals, Empower can get you there with our flexible on demand sessions.  Set your own schedule and start learning!

Earn CEU Credits!

Empower will stream 8 Featured Sessions live on October 20, 2021 then run through October 29, 2021 with on demand sessions where you can earn as many CEU’s as you have time!  Discover the latest industry trends and receive the critical credits all in the convenience of your home or office.

FIRST DAY

Featured Speakers

Brian Taylor

Interventions for Adults with Subclinical Hearing Loss: Growing Your Practice with Hybrid Devices

Clinical Session

Historically, adults with normal hearing thresholds have not been candidates for traditional hearing devices, even though a sizable number of individuals in this group self-report communication difficulties. This course will review the emerging research that shows the linkage between subclinical hearing loss and other conditions such as cognitive decline and depressive symptoms. Additionally, the course will review emerging intervention strategies that hearing care professionals can recommend for this group, including the Signia Active product line.

David Eagleman

Getting Sound to the Brain… Through the Wrist

Technology Session

What would the world be like if we could expand our senses beyond the capacities that we come to the table with? Can we feed sensory signals into the brain through atypical sensory pathways? In this talk, we’ll demonstrate how hearing loss and tinnitus can be addressed by turning auditory information into a series of vibrating patterns on the skin. This is done via the Neosensory Buzz, a small wristband with vibratory motors in the band.  Using this approach of sensory substitution, we can translate and feed almost any kind of data through the skin – thus expanding the human sensory experience.

Robert M. Traynor, Ed.D., MBA, FNAP

Essentials of Forensic Audiology

Business Development Session

Forensic audiology is the process of working with attorneys to arrive at a just settlement for clients with injuries involving hearing loss, tinnitus, vestibular, audiology malpractice, noise exposure, Americans with Disabilities Act issues, and other audiological legal concerns. Through very interesting cases, learn about the experiential and legal basics required to work within the criminal and civil legal systems as an expert witness on the plaintiff and the defense sides. Performance as an expert witness requires a basic understanding of attorney expectations and the Daubert rule, that governs expert testimony. About 97% of the cases are settled out of court, therefore report writing becomes an important part of the process. A general format for these reports will be provided.

Douglas L. Beck AU.D.

Cognition, Cognitive Screenings, and Audiology

Clinical Session

In clinical audiology, the most common complaint from people with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), people with listening disorders, and for many people with dementia and cognitive decline, is the inability to understand speech in noise. There are some 38 million people with hearing loss demonstrated on audiograms in the USA. However, there are an additional 26 million people (USA) with hearing difficulty and speech in noise difficulty. The challenge for hearing care professionals is determining which patient’s hearing difficulty and/or speech in noise problem originates with their hearing loss, their listening ability, or perhaps their cognitive status. As we progress professionally, and as society ages, it becomes increasingly important to be able to identify the origin and nature of the problem, prior to attempting to solve the problem!

Kevin St Clergy

The New Patient Journey: How Audiology & Hearing Aids Have Changed Post-Pandemic and NEW BEST Practices

Business Development Session

According to Epic Health Research Network, health screenings were down as much as 67% last year due to fear over COVID, even for urgent health issues such as cancer screenings. For Audiologists, who treat the most vulnerable populations, this meant a significant drop in appointments and revenue. The last year has seen a radical transition in healthcare, not just in safety protocols, but also in what patients expect from Audiologists. Join Kevin St.Clergy, one of the top Audiology marketing experts in the world to hear how the patient journey and digital marketing has changed in the last few years. He’ll cover the 4 most common reasons practices are struggling now, why most traditional marketing fails, and what patients are really looking for. Plus, he’ll explain 3 ways to attract more patients and to leverage those tactics to have their best year ever last year, in spite of the pandemic.

Bill Connerton, Katie Hutchinson

Revolutionizing the Patient Experience Through Video Marketing

Business Development Session

It’s no secret that videos have become the most popular choice for content consumption today. In 2020, 96% of consumers increased their online video consumption, and 9 out of 10 viewers said that they wanted to see more videos from brands and businesses. As of 2021, an average person is predicted to spend 100 minutes per day watching online videos. This makes video content an irreplaceable part of any businesses’ strategy. The use of videos improves outcomes by delivering the right information, at the right time, from the right source. This session will introduce Vidscrips. Vidscrip is revolutionizing patient engagement with a simple, web-based platform that records providers’ own answers to frequently asked questions and shares them with patients through channels they already use, like the practice web page, or links sent directly to the patient’s phones.

Dom Spadaro

Care Tactics: Why Motivation is Key to Change

Business Development Session

Feeling the pressure of selling? Feel like your patients don’t want to change? In this session we explore how you can motivate your patients to take the next step to treat their hearing loss without ultimatums or extremes. Change doesn’t have to be scary—for you or the patient! You will walk away from this session with a new perspective and clear motivational strategies that will help you build caring patient relationships for years to come.

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Earn CEU Credits!

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Empower’s 1 day event comes with 5 extra days of on demand sessions where you can earn up to 5 CEU’s. Discover the latest industry trends and receive the critical credits all in the convenience of your home or office.

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Top Reasons to Attend

  • An Invaluable Education

    There will be no better opportunity this year for you and your peers to hear the latest research and learn about new industry trends from hearing health leaders and innovators.

  • Access Anywhere

    What’s better than 3 conferences in 1? That conference being available online! You won’t miss a minute of Empower with our virtual experience.

  • Success

    Waiting for success is a fool’s errand. Taking action and demanding success is a direct path to reaching your business goals. Empower! Is the first step down that path.

  • A Marketing Boost

    Empower can provide you with ideas, tools, and resources to energize your practice, revitalize your brand, and grow your business.

  • Access to Cutting-Edge Technology

    Empower is the place to get a sneak peek at new and improved technologies for your patients.

  • Empower Your Success

    Waiting for success is a fool’s errand. Taking action and demanding success is a direct path to reaching your business goals. Empower! Is the first step down that path.

  • Success

    Waiting for success is a fool’s errand. Taking action and demanding success is a direct path to reaching your business goals. Empower! Is the first step down that path.

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Event Cost

Virtual Access

$ 99
  • One day of live sessions
  • One week of on demand sessions
  • A la carte CEU credits

*Refunds available through October 16, 2021.

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