This panel session presents an overview of the emerging clinical research on the ADHEAR System, the world’s first adhesive, pressure-free, non-surgical bone conduction system. Clinical experiences are shared by Charlotte Douglas, an audiologist from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Course created on September 9, 2019
- After this course learners will be able to describe the candidacy for the ADHEAR System and identify appropriate candidates for the ADHEAR System.
- After this course learners will be able to define expectations for audiometric outcomes in children and adults based on findings in the literature discussed in this course.
- After this course learners will be able to list 2-3 clinical observations that have led to enhanced patient benefit and success with the ADHEAR System at the Hear2Understand Audiology Services Clinic in Saskatchewan, Canada.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction; Overview of MED-EL and bone conduction systems portfolio|
|10-20 Minutes||Overview of and candidacy for ADHEAR|
|20-35 Minutes||Review of recent publications on the topic of ADHEAR|
|35-55 Minutes||Cases and experiences discussion with Charlotte Douglas, Au.D. of Hear2Understand Clinic|
|55-60 Minutes||Q and A, Resources for Clinicians, How to Contact Us|
Amanda O'Donnell, AuD
Acoustic Systems Manager
Dr. O’Donnell is an audiologist with a broad base of clinical and educational experiences. She joined MED-EL Corporation in 2017. She is passionate about improving the care individuals with hearing and balance disorders receive, and has demonstrated this by providing evidence-based care in clinical practice, and education and training to clinicians and students alike. Previous experience includes an educational specialist role with a major hearing instrument manufacturer, and prior to that as a clinician and professor at UNC Chapel Hill. She has also held the role of audiology consultant with HIMSA since 2014. Amanda received her undergraduate degree from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and her doctorate in Audiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is Board Certified in Audiology, holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from ASHA, and is licensed in the State of North Carolina.
Uta Stewart, AuD
Uta Stewart is the Acoustic Systems Manager for MED-EL’s ADHEAR bone conduction device in Canada. She provides training and clinical support for the ADHEAR device to physicians, audiologists and hearing instrument practitioners. Her background includes working with cochlear implants, bone conduction devices, vestibular assessments and diagnostic audiology for over 25 years. She has worked primarily with the adult population within the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Her work experience includes Sunnybrook Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario and the Saskatchewan Health Authority in Saskatoon where she gained extensive implant experience. She is actively involved in professional associations having served as conference co-chair and president of SAC and is currently on the Professional Conduct Committee for the Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. She was recently involved in the authorship committee for a vestibular scoping review of Canadian vestibular practices. She has also mentored and trained many audiology students since early on in her career. She enjoys helping individuals of all ages overcome barriers caused by hearing loss.
Charlotte Douglas, AuD
Charlotte Douglas is an audiologist with over 30 years of clinical experience including diagnostic audiology and implantable hearing devices. Her special interests include early hearing detection and intervention, bone conduction hearing devices, central auditory processing disorder and tinnitus/hyperacusis/misophonia. She completed her M.Sc. in Audiology at UBC in 1988 and her Au.D. at CMU in 2011. Throughout her career she has participated in clinical teaching and research, primarily while working at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. At the present time she provides audiology services, including the ADHEAR bone conduction device, through her private practice Hear2Understand Audiology Services in Saskatoon.
Uta Stewart: Financial: Uta Stewart is an employee of MED-EL Corporation. Non-Financial: Uta Stewart has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Charlotte Douglas: Financial: Charlotte Douglas owns Hear2Understand Audiology Services, she provides audiology services, including the ADHEAR bone conduction device. Non-Financial: Charlotte Douglas has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by MED-EL in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on MED-EL products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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