Microtia/Aural Atresia: A Parent’s Perspective
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course learners will be able to describe the difference between congenital microtia and congenital aural atresia.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the different treatment options for a child with microtia/atresia.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the impact of unilateral hearing loss may have on a child.
- After this course learners will be able to describe diagnostic assessments for microtia/aural atresia.
|5-20 Minutes||My child has congenital Microtia/Atresia … now what?1. The diagnosis and reaction2. Meeting with healthcare personnel including the ENT/Otologist/Audiologist/Speech Language Pathologist, etc...|
|20-40 Minutes||Is one good ear good enough?Citations/studies, personal and others examples, research, etc...|
|40-50 Minutes||Treatment and options1. Bone conduction hearing devicesa. Soft band head bands (under age 5)b. Implantable surgery (age 5 and up)2. Early intervention services, speech therapy, and IEP/504 plans|
|50-55 Minutes||Ear Community and the Microtia and Atresia Support Group1. Research2. Networking/connecting|
|55-60 Minutes||Q & A|
Founder and Executive Director of the Ear Community
Melissa Tumblin is mom to Alyssa "Ally" Tumblin, a child born with right sided Microtia and Aural Atresia. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Ear Community, a nonprofit organization that promotes educational and public awareness about Microtia and Atresia and hearing loss, in an unbiased manner, while promoting advocacy and connecting individuals in the same situation. She is also the founder of the Microtia and Atresia Support Group on Facebook. She is a past board member for the Hands & Voices Organization and a past council member for the Parent Advocacy Family Council for Children's Hospital Colorado (Bill Daniels Center for Children's Hearing). She has spoken at microtia and atresia surgical conferences and has presented at past EAA (Educational Audiology Association) conferences and for AudiologyOnline. Melissa has over 15 years experience in marketing medical device equipment.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Oticon Medical in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: The focus of this course is a parent's perspective in regards to having a child with microtia, however, Oticon Medical products may be mentioned during this course.
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