Course # 22454
Microtia/Aural Atresia: A Parent’s Perspective
This course is mobile compatible.
Disclosure: This Course is presented by Oticon Medical in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IHS/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0
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|
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Founder and Executive Director of the Ear Community
Melissa Tumblin is a parent of a child born with right sided microtia. She is strong advocate for parents of children with microtia and aural atresia and is the founder of Ear Community, a network of parents and professionals dedicated to educating parents and the public about the effects of and treatment for children with microtia and aural atresia. She has served on the board of directors for Hands & Voices and is a past member of the Parent Advocacy Board/Council for Children’s Hospital Colorado. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and has ten years of medical device marketing experience.
Disclosure: Financial: Melissa Tumblin is the founder of Ear Community, a network of parents and professionals dedicated to educating parents and the public about the effects of and treatment for children with microtia and aural atresia. Nonfinancial: Melissa Tumblin is the parent of a child born with right sided microtia who wears a device similar to those discussed in this course. She is a strong advocate for parents of children with microtia and aural atresia and is the founder of Ear Community.
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Australian College of Audiology
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British Academy of Audiology
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International Hearing Society
This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies. To learn more about earning IHS CE Credit, click here.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.
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New Zealand Audiological Society
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Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
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