This modular course explores various aspects of managing advanced cases involving children with cochlear implants. The first component discusses Usher Syndrome and its relevance to newly identified children and their families. The second section details diagnosis and audiologic treatment and rehabilitative options for children with enlarged vestibular aqueduct. The third section discusses caveats regarding cochlear implant candidacy in medically complex children.
Course created on September 28, 2015
- The participants will be able to identify the three types of Usher Syndrome, describe its clinical features and list the treatment and intervention options for children with Usher Syndrome.
- After this course learners will be able to define EVA, describe the audiologic test battery for differential diagnosis and possible audiologic configurations of hearing loss and discuss causes for progression of hearing loss and audiologic rehabilitation options.
- The participants will be able to identify expansion in cochlear implant candidacy guidelines, identify medically challenging conditions associated with hearing loss and discuss treatment options and prognoses for pediatric cochlear implant candidates and recipients with multiple medical conditions.
|0-60 Minutes||Advanced Management of Complex Cases: Usher Syndrome|
|60-120 Minutes||Advanced Management of Complex Cases: Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct|
|120-180 Minutes||Advanced Management of Complex Cases: Children with Multiple Medical Conditions|
Jolie Fainberg is a Pediatric Audiologist working in Atlanta, Georgia. Her specialty is cochlear implants in children and adults. Ms. Fainberg has worked with CIs since 1986, participating in the original FDA clinical trials for all three CI companies.
Jennifer Wolf, AuD, CCC-A, is a Clinical Audiologist at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Jennifer's clinical interests include audiologic rehabilitation, amplification and management of cochlear implants for the adult and pediatric population. In addition to her clinical work, Jennifer is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Shelly Ash is a pediatric audiologist and cochlear implant team coordinator at All Children's Hospital in St Petersburg FL. She is also an adjunct instructor with Arizona School of Health Sciences, teaching the course on Cochlear Implants since 2003. Ms. Ash has worked in the field of cochlear implants since 1990.
Jennifer Wolf: Financial: Jennifer Wolf received an honorarium from Advanced Bionics for this presentation. Non-Financial: Jennifer Wolf has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Shelly Ash: Financial: Shelly Ash received an honorarium from Advanced Bionics for presenting this course. Non-financial: Shelly Ash has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Advanced Bionics in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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