This text course describes a gold standard protocol and gives considerations for hearing assessment in infants and young children using auditory brainstem response testing. It is written in an engaging Q & A format.
Course created on November 16, 2014
- After this course learners will be able to explain the sequence of testing when performing an ABR for the purpose of hearing assessment in infants and young children.
- After this course learners will be able to describe in detail considerations for obtaining a good quality ABR recording including stimulus parameters, filtering, electrode prep and placement, minimizing noise, and more.
- After this course learners will be able to explain when and why sedation may be used for ABR testing in young children, and the advantages and disadvantages of current methods.
- After this course learners will be able to identify and access protocols, standards, and resources for infant hearing assessment using ABR from trusted sources such as the British Columbia Early Hearing Program, NHS, and others.
Director of Audiology at the Hearts for Hearing Foundation
Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., is the Director of Audiology at the Hearts for Hearing Foundation. 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, and he is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. 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, and 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 FM systems, 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 FM systems.
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