Adults with severe-to-profound hearing loss utilizing hearing aids are typically not benefitting sufficiently from traditional amplification and often would benefit from hearing implants. This course will review ways hearing care professionals can support adult patients who may benefit from implants (either now or in the future) by presenting information on the cochlear implant (CI) option early in an individual’s hearing journey. A CI is not a last resort, but rather a means for those who fall within the guidelines to experience hearing improvement, rather than continued decline.
This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with ACIA.
Course created on March 22, 2023
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- After this course, participants will be able to list common concerns about loss of residual hearing, typical speech perception gains, music appreciation, quality of life changes, and future options for adults who receive cochlear implants.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss health insurance coverage of cochlear implants and compare such coverage to that of traditional amplification.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain cochlear implant surgery to address fears or misconceptions that may prevent patients from moving forward.
|5-15 Minutes||Adult utilization of hearing technology and how it has evolved over time|
|15-25 Minutes||Inclusion of CI in a continuum of care approach, including primary care medicine|
|25-40 Minutes||Top 10 concerns of adults regarding cochlear implantation and transition from hearing aids, and how to inform and support patients|
|40-50 Minutes||Role of hearing care professionals at all stages of the care continuum|
|50-55 Minutes||Informational resources for patients and family members|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary & Q/A|
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.
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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