This course is intended to provide participants with an introduction to bilateral and binaural hearing, benefits gained from hearing with both ears. In addition, we will explore limitations due to cochlear implant processing of binaural cues, outcomes in patients and new ideas related to cognitive load.
Course created on November 17, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to identify acoustical cues and perceptual mechanisms involved in binaural hearing.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify benefits due to bilateral cochlear implants, including spatial hearing and impact on cognitive load as well as limitations that are observed in patients to date.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify possible benefits from cochlear implants in single-sided deafness.
|5-10 Minutes||Definition of binaural hearing|
|10-20 Minutes||Benefit from bilateral cochlear implants for children and adults|
|20-30 Minutes||Limitations from bilateral cochlear implants for children and adults and possible solutions|
|30-40 Minutes||Novel ideas in engineering and future technologies in bilateral hearing|
|40-55 Minutes||Outcomes in patients with single-sided deafness and impact on cognitive load|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Ruth Litovsky, PhD, is Oros Family chair, and currently chair of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology. Litovsky directs the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab at the Waisman Center, and is faculty member of the Neuroscience Training Program. Professor Litovsky received her BA and MA degrees in Psychology, PhD in Developmental Psychology, and postdoctoral training in Neurophysiology. In 2001 she began her position on faculty at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her ongoing research program has been funded since 1995 by grants from NIH-NIDCD, in addition to grants from smaller foundations and collaborative projects with cochlear implant companies. She has published over 150 papers and book chapters based on her research which focuses hearing abilities covering lifespan of humans to include infants and elderly adults. Her research program is dedicated to understanding hearing restoration with cochlear implants, in particular the impact of bilateral implantation, and more recently single-sided deafness. Her lab recently received supplemental funding from NIDCD to study auditory function in conjunction with cognition and language in young adults with Down Syndrome. The lab uses a combination of approaches including psychophysics and reverse engineering to explore how binaural hearing can be restored cochlear implant users with fidelity; pupillometry and eye gaze measures to examine ‘real time’ processing of information and listening effort during perceptual tasks; and more recently functional neuroimaging to investigate neural signatures for bilateral benefits and cognitive load. She has earned a number of honors and awards for her research and service, including a Fullbright Scholarship, Silver Medal from the Acoustical Society of America, Past-President of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (2020-2021), elected chair of the 2022 Auditory System Gordon Research Conference, Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and she was honored with the 2021 Carhart Memorial Lecture at the American Auditory Society.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by the American Auditory Society in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
Course participation information
To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.
Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit.
Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.
On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
To participate in the course, complete the exam and course evaluation, and earn continuing education credit, you must be a AudiologyOnline member. Participants must complete the entire course; partial credit is not allowed.
AudiologyOnline is committed to ensuring accessibility to the widest possible audience. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone. If you have questions, requests, or would like to report an accessibility-related issue, please email email@example.com. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner.
Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.
American Academy of Audiology
AudiologyOnline is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.
Australian College of Audiology
AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 1 CEP.
Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario
The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (AHIP) represents and guide its members in their practice which include, the testing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and associated devices in the best interest of the hard of hearing of Ontario. Audiology Online is an approved provider of approved educational activities for AHIP Members. One hour of coursework equals 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
British Academy of Audiology
This course has been accredited with 1 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.
Canadian Academy of Audiology
The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) supports and assists its members in the attainment of continuing education towards an individual professional development plan as required by their Provincial Regulatory Colleges and Provincial Associations. Audiology Online is an approved provider of educational activities for CAA members. Each hour of activity may be counted as one Continuous Learning Activity Credit (or equivalent) as allowed by the applicable regulatory college or association.
California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board
AudiologyOnline.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 267. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for audiologists as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
continued, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
International Hearing Society
This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies. To learn more about earning IHS CE Credit, click here.
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.
New Zealand Audiological Society
This course is offered for 1.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
Clinically certified members of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with AudiologyOnline. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.