Hearing implant candidacy has changed significantly over the years to include persons with more hearing and even those with Single-Sided Deafness. This webinar will focus on the approved candidacy for MED-EL hearing implants.
Course created on April 15, 2021
- After this course participants will be able to define approved candidacy for MED-EL cochlear implants.
- After this course participants will be able to describe at least one factor that influences candidacy for bone conduction implants.
- After this course participants will be able to list at least two candidacy resources available from MED-EL.
|0-10 Minutes||MED-EL’s Mission and History|
|10-25 Minutes||Cochlear Implant Candidacy & Considerations|
|25-30 Minutes||Case Study|
|30-45 Minutes||Bone Conduction Implant Candidacy & Considerations|
|45-50 Minutes||Case Study|
|50-55 Minutes||Candidacy Resources|
AuD CCC-A, FAAA
Clinical Education Manager
Barb Foster is an audiologist with over 19 years’ experience with cochlear implants, 13 of them working directly for cochlear implant manufacturers. She currently works as the Clinical Education Manager at MED-EL Corporation and is passionate about providing unforgettable learning experiences while training on cutting edge medical technology that transforms people’s lives.
Sarah Shepherd, Au.D., CCC-A is an American Speech Language and Hearing Association Certified Audiologist. She graduated with a Doctor of Audiology degree from University of Washington in 2012 with a focus on cochlear implants and vestibular diagnostics. Sarah worked at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville, Tennessee until 2016 as a diagnostic and cochlear implant audiologist. She then served as a cochlear implant audiologist the Virginia Mason Listen for Life Center in Seattle, Washington until 2020. Sarah joined MED-EL in November 2020 as a Clinical Account Manager for the West, providing clinical support and services training to cochlear implant clinics, audiologists, families, and MED-EL recipients.
Financial: Sarah Shepherd is an employee of MED-EL Corporation. Non-Financial: Sarah Shepherd has no relevant 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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