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Hearing Difficulty in Adults With Head Injury (On Demand Webinar) (PD102826)

Presenter(s): David P Jedlicka, AuD, CCC-A
Course Description

This webinar discusses evaluation and treatment strategies for adults with self-perceived hearing concerns after a head injury, despite normal (or near normal) audiometric thresholds, with a focus on veterans. The webinar reviews comorbid conditions associated with self-perceived hearing difficulties and how treatment of the comorbidities can improve self-perceived hearing ability. The presenter discusses the current gaps and debates in the literature to highlight questions that need further exploration to provide the best, evidence-based hearing health care.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Develop a comprehensive case history for a patient with a history of head injury
  • Modify your test battery for patients who present with brain injury-related hearing difficulties (audiological and nonaudiological)
  • Recommend treatment options based on existing literature

Related Courses

This is one of three courses in the ASHA Audiology 2023: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) webinar series. See all the courses in this series.

Contents

  • Introduction 
  • Existing diagnostic literature 
  • Comorbid effects in this population 
  • Future areas of necessary research 
  • Development of an appropriate case history form, test battery recommendations, and treatment recommendations 
  • Q&A

Presenter Information

David Jedlicka, AuD, CCC-A, is an advanced practice audiologist at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, specializing in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of auditory processing disorders in veterans. Dr. Jedlicka also has a clinical interest in diagnostics, amplification, vestibular assessment, and osseointegrated devices. In addition to his work at the VA, Dr. Jedlicka is an adjunct faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh's doctor of audiology program. Dr. Jedlicka is also currently pursuing his PhD in audiology from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Jedlicka is a former president of the Association of VA Audiologists.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Employee of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Member of AVAA, AAA, ASHA, and ATA
  • PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: December 5, 2023
End date: December 7, 2028

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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COURSE DETAILS
Item #(s): PD102826
Available Through: December 07, 2028