This course will provide information on clinical considerations for Bone Conduction Hearing Devices (BCHDs) in the pediatric population. Both non-surgical and surgical options will be discussed with a focus on transitioning patients from a softband to surgical BCHD.
Course created on May 26, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the non-surgical and surgical audiologic candidacy criteria for bone conduction hearing devices.
- After this course, participants will be able to list specific features desired in a BCHD for children.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 surgical BCHD options.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify fitting considerations for young children with SSD.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Agenda Overview|
|5-20 Minutes||Benefits of bone conduction hearing, candidacy consideration, and device options for a child|
|20-55 Minutes||Surgical considerations and case studies|
|55-60 Minutes||Closing Remarks, Questions and Answers|
Dr. Laurie Mauro is an audiologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She received an M.A. from University of Memphis and an Au.D. from Salus University. She has almost 20 years of clinical experience and has worked as a pediatric audiologist at CHOP since 2005. Dr. Mauro is a content expert in BCHDs with responsibilities including the development of evidence based practice guidelines. She has presented regionally and nationally on the topic and is currently a member of the Pediatric Bone Conduction Working Group.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Oticon Medical in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This course discusses options for bone conduction hearing devices in children, and may include information on Oticon Medical products and services.
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