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Presenter(s): Stephanie Feller; Akbar Razvi, AuD
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This session covers a unique case of bilateral temporal bone fractures: one that spares the otic capsule yet presents with a large sensorineural component. The speaker describes the anatomy and physiology of the temporal bone to provide background information about potential structures that can be damaged in a fracture as well as explain the varying etiologies of temporal bone fractures (TBF). In addition, this session discusses possible outcomes from a TBF in relation to hearing loss and facial nerve function and potential implications for treatment, including cochlear implantation.
Presenter(s): Neil Wright, AuD, F-AAA; Joseph Hribar, AuD
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Streamed audio has grown from a technological novelty into a distinct listening environment for hearing aid users. This presents a unique listening environment that can prove difficult to verify, as streamed audio is not an external stimulus and cannot be verified using conventional methods. This session describes a new and accessible verification method aimed at the streamed audio environment, ensuring that hearing aid users receive optimal benefit in their digital soundscape.
Presenter(s): De Wet Swanepoel; Karina De Sousa
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This course discusses validated technologies for remote hearing screening in the digital age, including options for no-touch screening with uncalibrated equipment and low-touch remote screening. The course is part of a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Presenter(s): Mary Elliott; Andrea D Warner-Czyz; Rachel E. Glade; Nannette Nicholson
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This course focuses on social-emotional learning milestones and current trends in research regarding social-emotional learning for children who are deaf or hard of hearing relative to peers with typical hearing. A research team reports on findings from a survey of caregivers of children with hearing loss regarding their knowledge, ratings, and facilitation of social-emotional learning in their children.
Presenter(s): Peter A Wasiuk; Robert Greene; Gabriel Radvansky; Lauren Calandruccio, PhD
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Background talkers and noise negatively influence speech recognition, but far less is known about the effects of acoustic background competition on speech comprehension and memory. This course discusses experiments that indicate that background voices and noise exert a negative influence on spoken narrative comprehension and memory, even when narratives have been presented at positive signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) that ensured accurate target speech recognition.
Presenter(s): David Faller; Derek J Stiles; Amanda M Griffin
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: To maximize the amount and quality of data collected in research repositories for children with hearing loss, attention must be given to clinical utility as well. This course describes a project that integrates data collection for general research purposes with routine clinical flow.
Presenter(s): Stacy Garrard; Tiffany Hoskins; Shae D Morgan
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This course presents a study that looked at effect of masker type on both emotion and word recognition at different signal to noise ratios (SNRs).
Presenter(s): Soumya Venkitakrishnan; Yu-Hsiang Wu; Nicholas P Giuliani
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Individuals with hearing loss experience negative psychosocial consequences such as distress, depression, and loneliness. If they also experience excessive negative emotional responses (i.e., confusion, frustration, anger) or reduced positive emotional responses (i.e., happiness) compared to listeners with normal hearing, they might be unmotivated to approach communication situations. This course describes a study whose purpose was to determine the feasibility of using facial expressions to measure emotional responses.
Presenter(s): Steven Thomas Kulsar, PhD, AuD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This session focuses on the use of in-situ measures and development of patient amplification prescriptions. The importance of in-situ measures is widely overlooked or misunderstood. Dissecting the benefits of this and other built-in manufacturer software features will provide opportunity for significant improvement in fitting outcomes and patient satisfaction over conventional first-fit settings.
Presenter(s): Ishan S Bhatt; Nilesh Washnik
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Young musicians are exposed to traumatic sound levels that might increase their risk for tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Music and noise are known environmental risk factors for tinnitus and NIHL. This course examines a hypothesis that genetic variants might further explain clinical heterogeneity in tinnitus and NIHL.
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