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WS Audiology - October 2021

Aural Rehabilitation And Counseling Adults CEU Courses

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Overcoming Stigma: The Role of the Professional and the Role of the Manufacturer
Signia CEU courses
Presented by Brian Taylor, AuD, Andre Marcoux, PhD
Audio
Course: #37955Level: Intermediate0.5 Hours
In this podcast, Andre Marcoux, PhD, of WS Audiology Canada discusses the role self-stigma plays in low hearing aid uptake rates as well as how Signia’s product line including Active Pro and Styletto AX contribute to greater hearing aid acceptance rates.
Dr. Marcoux cites this recent study during the podcast: Signia Active: The Beginning of An Era of Hearing Without Stigma, Canadian Audiologist. 9(1), 2022. He also discusses research indicating 21% of resistant and hesitant hearing aid candidates accept hearing aids when the Active Pro and Styletto form factors are provided as options to these reluctant patients.

Signia Expert Series: What Did They Say? Potential Solutions for Helping Patients Hear the Television
Signia CEU courses
Presented by Erin Picou, AuD, PhD, Haiping Huang, AuD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #37895Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Watching television or movies at home is a very common leisure activity for adults. Yet, people with hearing loss often struggle to hear the television. This presentation will discuss the importance of television or movie viewing and will offer some evidence-based solutions for improving the television viewing experience for adults with hearing loss.

Current Topics for Audiologists in the VA Healthcare System, ​​in partnership with AVAA
AudiologyOnline CEU courses
Presented by Jessica Preston, AuD, Cyndi Trueheart, AuD, Delia Karahalios, AuD, Erica Dombrowsky, AuD, Steve Huart, AuD, Kathryn Nearing, PhD, MA, Stephanie Disney, MS, CCC-A
Recorded Webinar
Course: #38004Level: Intermediate4 Hours
This course features selected webinars from the series held in partnership with The Association of VA Audiologists (AVAA). Highlights include expansion of the telehealth program, aural rehabilitation and counseling, interprofessional collaboration, and how to implement an inpatient audiology program.

Lost In Translation: Ensuring Non-English Speaking Patients Receive Accurate Health Information
AudiologyOnline CEU courses
Presented by Alejandra Ullauri, AuD, MPH
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #37939Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course focuses on how language barriers impact access and quality of healthcare. It reviews the difficulties non-English speaking patients encounter when navigating the healthcare system and how that may impact the quality of services they receive. It also provides an overview of current trends in the use of professional interpreters, common errors interpreters make (professionals and ad-hocs), as well as parts of the message that generally do not get interpreted. Last it highlights the benefits of language concordance between the healthcare provider and the patient and lists some recommendations for clinicians working non-English speaking patients with special focus on the Spanish speaking population.

The Ill-Effects of Restaurant Noise on Older Adults: The Problem Is Worse Than We Think
Signia CEU courses
Presented by Brian Taylor, AuD, Rachael Piper, AuD
Audio
Course: #37902Level: Introductory0.5 Hours
Restaurant dining experiences are among the most importance places where we communicate, yet they are immensely difficult places for older adults to communicate effectively. This interview with Dr. Rachael Piper will review her capstone study that examines self-perceived difficulties, willingness to pay, willingness to stay and speech intelligibility data as a function of hearing loss in older adults. Advantages and limitations of hearing aid technology and how to squeeze the most benefit from hearing aids in noise will be part of the conversation. While listening to this podcast, it is helpful to follow along with Figures 2 and 3 of the attached study.

Understanding Patient Empowerment Along the Hearing Health Journey
Signia CEU courses
Presented by Brian Taylor, AuD, Sarah Gotowiec, PhD
Audio
Course: #37890Level: Intermediate0.5 Hours
Most clinicians recognize the importance of empowerment in the patient journey, but do they know what it really means for a patient to feel empowered? Find out in this engaging and informative podcast with WSA research scientist, Sarah Gotowiec, PhD, who reviews the five dimensions of patient empowerment and how clinicians can apply her research to empower patients more effectively throughout the patient journey. This recent open access article is the focus of her discussion: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2021.1915509

Spatial Auditory Training for Aural Rehabilitation after Unilateral Hearing Loss, presented in partnership with NAL
AudiologyOnline CEU courses
Presented by William Martens, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #37863Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
After sudden unilateral hearing loss (UHL), single-sided deaf (SSD) listeners are expected gradually to adapt to their UHL through active everyday listening to sounds in the space around them; however, structured training in spatial localization of sound sources can potentially aid in aural rehabilitation for these SSD listeners. This presentation aims to reveal the advantages of such auditory training for SSD listeners (and also listeners with asymmetric hearing loss), particularly when employing a training program designed to attune them to unilateral acoustic cues that can enable them to localize speech sounds under conditions of uncertainty (via blind listening tests).

Listening Takes Practice: Removing Barriers to Auditory Skills Training via Digital and Online Tools
Phonak CEU courses
Presented by Valeri Le Beau, Lisa Bacic
Recorded Webinar
Course: #37769Level: Introductory1 Hour
Auditory skills training is designed to help people better use their hearing, however there are obstacles to the traditional approach of face-to-face training, such as distance to services and affordability. This course will discuss the benefits of offering auditory skills training via digital and online tools that are available via HearingSuccess.com.

Promoting HearingSuccess
Advanced Bionics CEU courses
Presented by Krista Heavner, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT, Lisa Bacic, MS, CCC-SLP
Recorded Webinar
Course: #37759Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn, practice, and connect are the keys to hearing success! Find out how Advanced Bionics and Phonak are making it easy for you to help adults and children who are beginning or continuing on their hearing journey. This webinar will review the importance of aural rehabilitation and how to use HearingSuccess, an aural rehabilitation resource for adults and pediatrics.

Explaining Complex Technology to Patients
AudiologyOnline CEU courses
Presented by Alicia D.D. Spoor, AuD, Josiah Dykstra, PhD
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #37692Level: Introductory1 Hour
Modern technology can be confusing for individuals who struggle to see past advertising rhetoric and expect the professional to explain it to them. Arm yourself with approaches from technology and audiology experts to support you in explaining hearing solutions to your patients.

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