This five-course series on adult assessments in hearing health is intended to stimulate collaborative approaches for hearing health professionals, regardless of what hearing technologies they typically provide. Ideally, professionals will support patients in their long-term hearing loss journey, facilitating transitions when appropriate and a comfortable sense of the range of ways hearing loss can be addressed throughout one’s hearing journey.
This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with ACIA.
Course created on May 22, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss common challenges providers face when caring for older adults with hearing loss and summarize changes that can occur to a patient’s hearing as they age.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the key aspects of the audiological cochlear implant evaluation and describe the specific audiological assessment tools which are part of the cochlear implant test battery.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how the CIQOL instruments can be used during CI evaluations.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain cochlear implant surgery to address fears or misconceptions that may prevent patients from moving forward.
|0-60 Minutes||Adult Assessments in Hearing Healthcare: Working Across the Continuum, in partnership with American Cochlear Implant Alliance|
|60-120 Minutes||The Roles of Audiologists and Dispensers Working with Hearing Aid Users in Cochlear Implant Candidacy, in partnership with American Cochlear Implant Alliance|
|120-180 Minutes||Utility of the New CI Quality of Life Instruments to Personalize and Improve CI Care, in partnership with American Cochlear Implant Alliance|
|180-240 Minutes||Adult Perceptions of Hearing Status and Options: Professionals Facilitating a Life-long Hearing Journey, in partnership with American Cochlear Implant Alliance|
|240-300 Minutes||Optimizing Outcomes in Hearing Technology: Hearing Aids and Implantable Devices, in partnership with American Cochlear Implant Alliance|
Camille Dunn, PhD, joined the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa in 2003 where she is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Cochlear Implant Program. She received her Masters of Science Degree in Audiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998 and her Doctor of Philosophy Degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003. Dr. Dunn holds her Audiology license from the State of Iowa. She maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA). She is a Principal Investigator on a NIH-funded grant studying Hybrid cochlear implants and an Investigator on a Department of Defense Grant studying Hybrid cochlear Implants in veterans.
Dr. Susan Good has more than 20 years’ experience in the hearing industry, having worked as both a business executive and clinical audiologist. She is an expert in business development and clinical operations for audiology & physician-based practices. She is the co-founder of the Network of Medical Audiology Professionals, a community for all providers that work in and around ENT. Susan received her Master’s in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University and her Doctoral degree from the University of Florida.
Alejandra Ullauri, AuD, MPH is a bilingual audiologist practicing in Chicago, IL. She is the director of Chicago Hearing Care. Dr. Ullauri has 20 years of experience providing cochlear implant services in hospital and private practice settings. Dr. Ullauri holds the following certifications from the American Board of Audiology: Cochlear Implant Specialty Certification and Certificate Holder – Audiology Preceptor.
Dr. Teddy McRackan, MD MSCR is a fellowship trained neurotologist with a research career focused on a better understanding of the communication, health, social, and economic benefits of cochlear implantation in adults with hearing loss and the development of patient-centered interventions with a long-term goal of improving cochlear implant (CI) functional outcomes. To date, his research program has been supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, American Cochlear Implant Alliance, and the Doris Duke Foundation. In May 2022, he received the Triological Society’s Harold Mosher Award for Outstanding Clinical Research for his work developing and implementing the Cochlear Implant Quality of Life (CIQOL) instruments. His research interests have been informed his experiences in basic, translational, and clinical outcomes research, and as a surgeon-scientist. He has published over 100 manuscripts and book chapters and has edited a comprehensive Neurotology textbook. In addition, he maintains a very active clinical practice and serves as the Medical Director of the MUSC Cochlear Implant Program and Director of the MUSC Skull Base Center.
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.
René Gifford, Ph.D., CCC-A holds the Fred H. Bess Chair in Audiology and is a Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences as well as the Director of the Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her research focuses on the study of auditory perception, spatial hearing, and binaural development for children using combined electric and acoustic stimulation (EAS) via hearing aid and cochlear implant technology. Her primary professional goal is centered on improving auditory-based outcomes and ensuring that we are using data-driven recommendations for hearing and speech/language intervention for our patients. Dr. Gifford’s research has been continuously NIH funded for 20 years, she has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles, multiple book chapters, and she authored a book, now in its second edition, entitled “Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment: Evaluation of Candidacy, Performance, and Outcomes.” Dr. Gifford was a featured scientist on the National Public Radio, Science Friday broadcast entitled Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science—Hearing a Whole New World. Additionally, Dr. Gifford was awarded the 2015 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the 2017 Vanderbilt University Chancellor's Award for Research, as well as the 2021 Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology from the American Academy of Audiology.
Financial: Susan Good received an honorarium for this course. Non-financial: Susan Good has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Alejandra Ullauri is the owner of Chicago Hearing Care. She received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Alejandra Ullauri has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Ted McRackan is employed by the Medical University of South Carolina. He received an honorarium for this presentation. He receives funding from American Cochlear Implant Alliance and NIH/NIDCD: K23DC016911. Non-financial: Ted McRackan serves on the advisory board for Envoy Medical and is an educational consultant for Stryker Corporation.
Financial: Donna Sorkin is employed by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. She received an honorarium for this course. 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.
Financial: Rene Gifford is an employee of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is a paid consultant for Advanced Bionics, Cochlear, and Akouos. She serves on the clinical advisory board for Cochlear and Frequency Therapeutics. She receives grant/research support from NIH NIDCD, Advanced Bionics, Cochlear and Oticon Medical. She received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Rene Gifford has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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International Hearing Society
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