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Presenter(s): Elizabeth Adams Costa, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA; Logan Skinner Cole; Amy Nichols, AuD, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This presentation describes the case of a 48-year-old female presenting with vertigo and disequilibrium consistent with mal de debarquement (MdDS) following a weeklong vacation cruise. The subject's full medical history revealed increasing difficulty with ataxia, headaches, and ambulation over the past few years, with severe exacerbation of symptoms following cruise travel. MRI and vestibular assessment following disembarking from the cruise vessel suggested additional lesion in the central vestibular system, which led to a final diagnosis of MdDS exacerbated by cerebellar degeneration associated with pre-existing Chiari malformation. MRI images, audiometric, and vestibular results are presented, as well as an in-depth review of MdDS and Chiari malformation and their impact on vestibular function and quality of life.
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): 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
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. Proper implementation and use of these features should decrease time and effort in fitting and counseling, and decrease the need for repeat visits for re-programming.
Presenter(s): Georgia Cambridge; Tracey Taylor; Wayne Wilson; Wendy Arnott
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This course presents a systematic review that aimed to answer the PICO-format clinical research question: For adults with cochlear implants and severe to profound postlingual sensorineural hearing loss, is auditory training effective in improving listening outcomes?
Credit(s): PDHs: 4.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.4
Summary: The articles in this journal self-study explore research related to various aspects of hearing health and care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific topics include: supporting individuals with tinnitus, teaching students about noise-induced hearing loss, and understanding pandemic-related disruptions to hearing abilities and care. Audiologists will take away information they can apply as the pandemic and audiology practice continue to evolve.
Presenter(s): Christina M Callahan, AuD, CCC-A; Harvey B Abrams, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This course is the first in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice (telepractice) in audiology. This initial course explores audiologists' perceptions of barriers to providing telehealth services and introduces the Health Belief Model (HBM) and Transtheoretical model to assess readiness for remote service provision. The course includes an on-demand recording and a worksheet activity/tool to help you identify needs and barriers as you consider how you can incorporate teleaudiology into your practice.
Presenter(s): Harvey B Abrams, PhD; James W Hall, PhD
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This course includes two presentations that introduce strategies and tools for remote hearing assessment, including online and smartphone tests of hearing, remote pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and evaluation of peripheral and central auditory dysfunction in pediatric and adult populations. The course is part of a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Presenter(s): Tommy Evans, AuD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This course demonstrates how Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is using telehealth applications to address the needs of children with hearing loss during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future, including remote hearing aid evaluations, fittings, programming, repairs, and functional benefit assessments. The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
Presenter(s): Angela J Loucks, AuD, CCC-A, MNZAS; Donna Geffner, PhD, CCC-A/SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This course presents a methodology that allows audiologists to provide (central) auditory processing testing remotely. The course discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and pitfalls of remote testing as well as technology and other requirements. The course is one in a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.
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