Mission Probable! Age- Appropriate LSL Abilities for Children with Hearing Loss

Experience Overview

This learning experience will highlight recent 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. Learners will discuss the most essential steps families and LSL professionals can take to optimize the outcomes of children with hearing loss.

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Experience Details

Dates

February 7, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

Learning Credits

1.5

Learning Level

Aspiring (Basic)

Experience Facilitator

Jace Wolfe Ph.D., CCC-A

Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., is the Director of Audiology and Research at the Hearts for Hearing Foundation in Oklahoma City, OK. He also is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Audiology Department at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Salus University. He previously served as the editor for the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s Division 9 journal and is currently a co-editor for the Plural Publishing, Inc. Core Clinical Concept Series on Cochlear Implants. Dr. Wolfe is a member of the Better Hearing Institute’s Pediatric Advisory Board as well as the Audiology Advisory Boards for Cochlear Americas, Advanced Bionics, and the Phonak Hearing Aid Company. He is also serves on the Editorial Board of The Hearing Journal. Additionally, Dr. Wolfe co-authors a periodic column entitled “The Tot Ten” in The Hearing Journal, and he has published numerous book chapters and articles in professional peer-reviewed and trade journals. He is author of the textbook entitled “Cochlear Implants: Audiologic Management and Considerations for Implantable Hearing Devices,” and he is co-editor (with Carol Flexer, Jane Madell, and Erin Schafer) of the textbooks “Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management, Third Edition” and “Pediatric Audiology Casebook, Second Edition.” He is also a co-author of the textbook entitled “Programming Cochlear Implants, Second Edition.” His areas of interests are pediatric amplification and cochlear implantation, personal remote microphone technology, and signal processing for children. He provides clinical services for children and adults with hearing loss and is also actively engaged in research in several areas pertaining to hearing aids, cochlear implants, hybrid cochlear implants, and personal remote microphone systems.

Learning Structure

For each of our online Learning Experiences, learners gather in a private group space to access the course content. Courses include resources, such as videos, articles, handouts, and quizzes, to help learners comprehend, apply, practice, and reflect on the content of each session. Courses with live interactive sessions are held on Adobe Connect, our virtual classroom, with the course facilitator.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the major findings of the Australian Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study, the Melbourne research examining outcomes of children with cochlear implants, the multi-center Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss study and the Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation (CDaCI) study.
  • Describe at least 3 factors that influence the outcomes of children with hearing loss.
  • Describe at least 3 things parents and hearing healthcare providers can do to optimize the outcomes of children with hearing loss.

CEUs and Participating

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are offered for this learning experience. Although there’s no cost to you as a participant to register for this course or CEU credits, your full commitment to participate and engage in the learning is considered your contribution. Learn More

1.5

AG Bell

0.15

AAA

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Hearing First is approved by the Alexander Graham Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language® to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.5 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the Alexander Graham Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language®.

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Hearing First is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.15 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

The Hearing First Learning Philosophy

Hearing First supports a learning model of Seek-Sense-Share. (Jarche, 2012) This model supports a complete cycle of learning to promote change in LSL living and practice. Learners seek new knowledge, make sense of it by applying, practicing, reflecting and collaborating then share back ideas and experiences with others. We believe this connected online learner-driven approach will equip families and professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to improve LSL outcomes for young children and their families.

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