This course will introduce participants to the ACI Alliance Guidelines for cochlear implantation in children with single sided deafness (SSD). Instructors will use case studies to guide attendees through highlights of the document including candidacy, evaluation, and programming recommendations.
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 23, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to explain factors essential to determination of cochlear implant candidacy for children with single sided deafness.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss pros and cons of various sound field test measures for children status post cochlear implantation to address single sided deafness.
- After this course, participants will be able to name and describe methods for evaluating spatial hearing in a standard clinical test booth.
|5-15 Minutes||Candidacy considerations|
|15-25 Minutes||Candidacy test batteries|
|25-35 Minutes||Post activation test batteries|
|35-45 Minutes||Programming considerations|
|45-55 Minutes||Therapy, counseling, and clinician responsibilities|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dr. Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a Master of Science in Speech and Hearing from Washington University in St. Louis and a Doctorate in Audiology from The University of Florida. Her clinical research focuses on expanding cochlear implant indications for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and optimizing outcomes for non-traditional pediatric cochlear implant recipients.
Dr. Young is the Lillian S. Wells Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is Head, Section of Otology and Neurotology and Medical Director, Audiology & Cochlear Implant Programs at the Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s of Chicago. She is a member of the Council of the American Otological Society and a founding board member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Dr. Young’s research uses machine learning enabled neural predictors to forecast language. The long-term goal of this research is to develop custom therapies to maximize language and cognition after cochlear implantation.
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.
Financial: Nancy Young is on the Surgical Advisory Board for MED-EL and has received grant and research support from MED-EL. Non-financial: Nancy Young is on the Medical Advisory Board for Advanced Bionics and MED-EL.
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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