Available Dec 1 to Jan 2
This learning experience, which initially aired in 2019, highlights landmark research studies that provide evidence for today’s optimal listening and spoken language outcomes for infants and children who are deaf or hard of hearing with an exploration of the key factors that influence these outcomes. We'll summarize the findings of: 1) the Australian Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study, 2) the Melbourne research examining outcomes of children with cochlear implants, 3) the multi-center Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss study, and 4) the Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation (CDaCI) study. Learners will explore how the integration of the results provide a collective narrative of the outcomes that are probable and the most important factors that influence those outcomes.
If you've completed all requirements, you can expect to receive the course survey on Jan. 3.
Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., is the Director of Audiology and Research at the Hearts for Hearing Foundation in Oklahoma City, OK. He is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Audiology Department at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Salus University. He is currently a co-editor for the Plural Publishing, Inc. Core Clinical Concept Series on Cochlear Implants and serves on the Editorial Board of The Hearing Journal. Dr. Wolfe is a member of the Better Hearing Institute’s Pediatric Advisory Board and the Audiology Advisory Boards for Cochlear Americas, Advanced Bionics, and Phonak. Dr. Wolfe has published numerous book chapters and articles in professional peer-reviewed and trade journals. He is author and co-author of major textbooks related to cochlear implants and pediatric audiology, respectively. His areas of interest both clinically and in a research capacity include, among others, pediatric amplification and cochlear implantation, personal remote microphone technology, and signal processing for children. Financial Disclosures: Dr. Wolfe is a full time employee of Hearts for Hearing in Oklahoma City, OK. He also receives compensation from Hearing First for the facilitation of the course. Additionally, his research is occasionally funded by Phonak and Cochlear Americas, but information presented in this Learning Experience was not funded by these manufacturers.Non-financial Disclosures: Dr. Wolfe is a member of ASHA and on the audiology advisory boards of Cochlear Americas and Phonak.
Learners who request CE credits but do not complete all course requirements will receive an email communication at the end of the course. No partial credit will be awarded.
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Complete the self-assessment and course evaluation survey. The link is emailed the day after the course close date. You may return to the course homepage to access the link. Surveys will not be accepted after the 2-week deadline.
After completing the survey you’ll receive an email with a link to the course homepage to download a customized Certificate of Completion.
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An excellent resource for professionals to use with families, this eBook shows the logic chain that connects basic brain biology and how we learn to talk and read. Created with Dr. Carol Flexer, Ph.D., CCC/A, LSLS Cert. AVT, this eBook will help families understand each step on the path, or link in the logic chain, to help their child reach their full potential.
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