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Audiological Assessment & Interpretation - Winter 2020

Experience Overview

This learning experience provides learners with a broad understanding of pediatric audiological protocols for audiological assessment and interpretation including: 1) a basic overview of newborn hearing screening, 2) a description of diagnostic auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emission (OAE) assessment, 3) a description of middle ear measurements, 4) a summary of behavioral audiologic test approaches including behavioral observation audiometry (BOA), visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA), and conditioned play audiometry (CPA), 5) a tutorial on interpreting audiologic test results with a focus on the audiogram, 6) provision of advice for optimizing the partnership between pediatric hearing healthcare providers (e.g., audiologist, LSLS, educators, etc.), and 7) special considerations pertaining to audiologic assessment in exceptional cases.

*Please note: This course is skipping week of March 3. Please mark your calendar!

 
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Experience Details

Dates

Live sessions are held on Tuesdays, February 11, 18, 25, March 10th from 8:00 to 9:30PM ET.

Learning Credits

This learning experience offers 10 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language® and 1.0 CEU from the American Academy of Audiology.

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

  • List and describe the physiologic assessment procedures that are used in best-practice settings to evaluate auditory function in infants and children: ABR
  • List and describe the physiologic assessment procedures that are used in best-practice settings to evaluate auditory function in infants and children: ASSR
  • Compare the middle ear measurements that are used in best practice setting to evaluate infants and children: OAE
  • Describe the behavioral audiologic assessment procedures that are used in best-practice settings to evaluate auditory function in infants and children.

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

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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 10 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®.

Logo: American Academy of Audiology - Continuing Education in Audiology

Hearing First is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.0 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.

How to Earn CEUs

Each session of this learning experience includes pre-learning content and discussion prompts that should be reviewed before each live interaction session. 

Learners in this series can earn 10 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language® and 1.0 CEUs for 10 CEU hours from the American Academy of Audiology for this course. No partial CEUs will be awarded.   

The requirements for earning CEUs are as follows: 

  • Each session has assignments customized for the content, objectives, and are designed to take approximately one hour. On the course homepage, overall requirement progress is tracked. On the session page, additional requirement details are available and tracked. Detailed pre-learning instructions can be found at the top of the lesson page.
  • Some assignments may include watching a video. There may be several videos in the pre-learning lessons. You may stop and start the videos as often as you wish. You may be asked at least once to enter your information prior to viewing. If the form does not appear for each video, you are already logged in and data will be captured. 
  • At the end of a video, you may be prompted to complete a quizAfter the results are revealed, marking “Done” will prompt a message letting you know it was received.
  • Some assignments may include completing a form and uploading it into the course. There will be specific instructions for uploading documents.
  • Share with other learners in the discussion forum
  • Attend the full live session each week. The day of the live session you will receive an email with the link or return to the course homepage to access the link. You are encouraged to log in at least 20 minutes early for troubleshooting technology and connectivity prior to the start of the session.
  • Complete the Feedback Survey. The link is emailed the day after the final live session, or return to the course homepage to access the link.
  • After completing the Feedback Survey you will receive an email with a link to download a customized CEU certificate, or return to the course homepage to access the link.

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Disclosure: Dr. Wolfe is on the audiology advisory boards of Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Americas, and Phonak. Additionally, his research is occasionally funded by each of these three manufacturers. However, the research presented in this Learning Experience was not funded by these manufacturers. 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. 

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