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Presenter(s): Sydney E Bednarz, AuD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: For clinical audiologists and hearing health care professionals, the older "watch and wait" approach to working with children with unilateral or mild hearing loss has evolved. More recent research and professional experience have shown that providing supports and management strategies similar to those used with children who have bilateral hearing loss results in improved outcomes. This webinar outlines current approaches to managing unilateral and mild hearing loss in children in schools and clinical settings.
Presenter(s): Blair Richlin, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS AVEd, TSSLD
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This session is a case study that focuses on patients and families with diagnosed hearing loss and additional disabilities who participated in aural habilitation/rehabilitation and speech/language intervention focusing on development of listening and spoken language skills with support of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).
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): 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.
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