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The Role of Electrophysiology in the Assessment of Auditory Processing and Associated Neuroplasticity (PD102314)

Presenter(s): Samira B Anderson, PhD, CCC-A
Course Description

The field of audiology focuses mostly on the peripheral auditory system—in both diagnosis and management—but other factors (e.g., “hidden hearing loss” and/or reduced cognitive ability) may play a role in an individual’s ability to communicate in diverse environments. This session discusses how audiologists can incorporate evoked potential testing into the assessment battery to obtain a more comprehensive picture of auditory function.

This course is a recorded session from the online conference “Audiology 2017: Cutting-Edge Perspectives in Service Delivery for Older Adults.”

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Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of aging and/or hearing loss on neural speech representation
  • Describe electrophysiologic analyses that can be used to assess the precision of temporal processing
  • Discuss the aspects of neural speech encoding that may be malleable with training and/or the use of hearing aids

Presenter Information

Samira Anderson, PhD, CCC-A, is an assistant professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland. After practicing as a clinical audiologist for 26 years, she decided to pursue a doctorate in auditory neuroscience at Northwestern University to better understand the hearing difficulties experienced by her patients. She obtained her PhD in December 2012 and joined the faculty at the University of Maryland in 2013. Anderson's research focuses on the effects of development, aging, and hearing loss on central auditory processing and neuroplasticity using electrophysiology as her primary assessment tool.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Assistant professor at the University of Maryland
  • Grant funding from the American Hearing Research Foundation, Hearing Health Foundation, National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and National Institute on Aging
  • Consults for and collaborates with Widex USA
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Editorial board member for the American Journal of Audiology

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 the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: October 11–23, 2017
End date: November 29, 2026

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102314
Available Through: November 29, 2026