This course will address the discrepancies in current cochlear implant candidacy testing across clinics and the impact these discrepancies have on patients' access to CIs. Suggested guidelines for candidacy testing will be discussed.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 33372, "Best Practices and Beyond Cochlear Implant Basics." Course 33372 contains recordings of all four events from our 2019 series on Cochlear Implant Best Practices. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 33372.
Course created on April 17, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to identify current cochlear implant candidacy criteria.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the differences in CI candidacy testing and its impact on CI access.
- After this course, participants will be able to list guidelines for adult CI candidacy testing.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and ACIA background|
|5-10 Minutes||Rationale for the paper|
|10-20 Minutes||Review of Current Guidelines|
|20-35 Minutes||Discrepancies in Testing and impact on CI access|
|35-45 Minutes||Recommendations for practices|
|45-50 Minutes||Summary & Conclusions|
|50-60 Minutes||Q & A|
Sandra Prentiss, PhD, CCC-A
Sandra Prentiss, Ph.D., CCC-A, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Ear Institute. She an experienced clinician and researcher with a specific focus in cochlear implantation (CI) and currently serves as the lead cochlear implant researcher at the University of Miami. Her research interests include cochlear implantation in the aging population, testing metrics for candidacy, integrating acoustic and electric inputs and electrophysiology. She has published and presented at multiple national and international conferences regarding these topics.
Donna L. Sorkin, MA
Donna Sorkin is Executive Director of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, a national organization devoted to expanding access to cochlear implantation for all who may benefit. She has had a long career in advocacy for people with hearing loss at for-profit and non-profit entities. She was previously executive director of two US organizations: Hearing Loss Association of America (an organization for adults) and Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (with a focus on children). Ms. Sorkin served for 11 years as Vice President, Consumer Affairs at Cochlear Americas where she led public policy initiatives and other activities aimed at the broad life needs of cochlear implant users including insurance coverage and reimbursement, habilitation for children and adults, and educational needs of children with cochlear implants. She has served on federal, corporate and university boards including the U.S. Access Board (as a Presidential appointee) and the National Institute on Deafness (National Institutes of Health) Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Gallaudet University. She holds a Masters in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Donna Sorkin: Financial: Donna Sorkin is employed by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. 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.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.
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