This three-part series features leading experts discussing the following topics: World Health Organization’s Make Listening Safe initiative; tinnitus and suicide; and cochlear synaptopathy, sometimes called “hidden hearing loss”. This course was designed to inform audiologists and hearing care professionals on new initiatives and research in these areas that may impact clinical practices and patient care.
Course created on August 1, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to describe the number of people in the world at risk for recreational noise-induced hearing loss, and discuss different levels of noise exposure associated with risk for noise-induced hearing loss.
- After this course learners will be able to explain why tinnitus, hyperacusis, and misophonia can be bothersome to patients and describe risk factors and warning signs for suicidal behavior and use that information to formulate a plan for how to react when patients disclose suicidal intent.
- After this course learners will be able to define cochlear synaptopathy, explain the general impact of noise induced hearing loss on structures of the cochlear and peripheral auditory system and discuss research that may have implications for future treatment of cochlear synaptopathy.
|0-60 Minutes||World Health Organization "Make Listening Safe" Initiative|
|60-120 Minutes||How to Hear What Your Patients Aren't Saying - Recognizing the Risk Signs for Suicide or Self-Harm|
|120-180 Minutes||Hidden Hearing Loss: Cochlear Synaptopathy in Noise-Induced and Age-Related Hearing Loss|
Brian J. Fligor
Brian Fligor, Sc.D., PASC, is Chief Development Officer at Lantos Technologies (Woburn, MA) and president of Boston Audiology Consultants, Inc., and the Musicians’ Hearing Program (Mansfield, MA), a private practice geared toward diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders in musicians. This is Dr. Fligor's 10th year as guest editor and lead presenter of the AudiologyOnline Annual Seminar Series on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.
Lori Zitelli joined UPMC as an audiologist in 2012. She received her clinical doctorate in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a part-time lab instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and teaches a Clinical Procedures Lab for first year AuD students. Her special interests include amplification, tinnitus treatment, clinical education, clinical research, and interventional audiology...
M. Charles Liberman
Dr. Liberman is Harold F. Schuknecht Professor of Otolaryngology and Vice Chair of Basic Research, Department of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, and Director, Eaton-Peabody Laboratories and
Senior Scientist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
His research is concerned with the physiology and anatomy of the auditory nerve and cochlear efferent innervation, as well as noise-induced cochlear pathology; he has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in these areas.
Dr. Liberman received his AB in Biology from Harvard University in 1972 and went on to receive his Ph.D. in physiology from Harvard University in 1976.
Lori Zitelli: Financial: Lori Zitelli is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She received an honorarium from AudiologyOnline for this presentation. Non-financial: Lori Zitelli has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
M. Charles Liberman: Financial: M. Charles Liberman is employed by Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear. He is a past president of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. He has conducted research and authored numerous publications on noise-induced cochlear pathology. He received an honorarium from AudiologyOnline for this presentation. Non-financial: M. Charles Liberman has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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