This course will review guidelines for cochlear implant candidacy for pediatric patients. In addition, we will discuss specific considerations for working with pediatric patients who are deaf or hard of hearing and may benefit from cochlear implant technology. This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with ACIA.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of course 37498, "Guidelines for Determining CI Candidacy, presented in partnership with the ACIA." ABA Tier 1 CEUs can only be earned when completed as part of course 37498.
Course created on March 9, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to compare and contrast cochlear implant candidacy guidelines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and recommendations from the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the 50/70+ recommended referral criteria for pediatric cochlear implant candidacy.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss two off-label considerations for cochlear implant candidacy.
|5-10 Minutes||General CI candidacy guidelines|
|10-35 Minutes||Specific CI candidacy guidelines|
|35-55 Minutes||Other considerations for cochlear implant candidacy|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz, Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing at The University of Texas at Dallas, investigates the effect of hearing loss on communication skills, social interaction, and quality of life in children and adolescents who use hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Donna L. Sorkin
Donna Sorkin, MA is the executive director of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, a non-profit organization working to expand access to cochlear implants through research, advocacy and awareness. Prior to joining ACI Alliance in late 2012, Donna was Vice President of Consumer Affairs for Cochlear Americas where she led public policy initiatives and activities aimed at the broad life needs of cochlear implant users including insurance practices, habilitation, and educational needs of children with cochlear implants. Ms. Sorkin was previously the executive director of Hearing Loss Association of America and the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She has served on federal, corporate and university boards including the U.S. Access Board, the National Institute on Deafness, NIH and Gallaudet University. She holds a Masters from Harvard's Kennedy School.
Donna Sorkin: Financial: Donna Sorkin is employed by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Non-financial: Donna Sorkin wears a cochlear implant. She has served on federal, corporate and university boards including the U.S. Access Board, the National Institute on Deafness, NIH and Gallaudet University.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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