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AuD, SLP, ToD, and Families
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Reliable and valid hearing thresholds cannot be determined with behavioral audiologic measures in infants until they are at least five to six months of age. Also, some children with neurodevelopmental and other disabilities are unable to provide threshold-level responses during behavioral audiologic assessment. In these cases, electrophysiologic measures may be used to evaluate the auditory function of infants and young children and estimate hearing thresholds. This learning session will provide an overview of the fundamentals of auditory evoked response measures including the neurophysiologic and electroacoustic principles underlying auditory evoked responses measures. This session will summarize a clinical protocol for the completion of auditory brainstem response (ABR) measures and auditory steady state response (ASSR) assessments. This session will also provide a summary of contemporary stimulus and acquisition parameters and analysis methods designed to optimize the ability to evaluate the auditory function of infants via the use of auditory evoked response measurements. This session will also discuss the cross-check principle as it relates to the use of multiple electrophysiologic measures of auditory function (e.g., ABR, ASSR, distortion product otoacoustic emission assessment, middle ear measurements).
Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., is the Chief 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. 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 receives compensation as Chief of Audiology at Hearts for Hearing in Oklahoma City, OK. He receives compensation as an adjunct Assistant Professor at both the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Salus University. He receives compensation from Plural Publishing for his role as a co-editor, and receives compensation for serving on the advisory boards of both Cochlear Americas and Phonak. He also receives compensation from Hearing First for the facilitation of this course. Non-financial Disclosures: Dr. Wolfe serves on the Editorial Board of the Hearing Journal and serves on the Pediatric Audiology Advisory Board for the Better Hearing Institute. He is co-author of “Contemporary Protocol for Frequency-specific ABR Assessment in Infants and Young Children” In Auditory Electrophysiology: A Clinical Guide, 2nd edition, (eds. Samuel R. Atcherson, Tina M. Stoody). Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. New York, NY.
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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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