Chronic Otitis Media (COM) may contribute more than half of the global burden of hearing loss but there is no global consensus on diagnostic and treatment guidelines for hearing loss due to the disease. Research suggests that bone conduction may be an effective and patient-preferred alternative to treating COM-related hearing loss versus hearing aids for many patients, providing consistent and reliable access to sound regardless of the disease cycle. This course will focus on case studies presented by audiologists actively fitting bone conduction solutions.
Course created on February 9, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the pros and cons of different treatment options for a given patient with hearing loss related to chronic otitis media.
- After this course, participants will be able to outline considerations for selecting a bone conduction solution in patients with hearing loss related to chronic otitis media.
- After this course, participants will be able to list expected objective and subjective patient outcomes when treating COM-related hearing loss with bone conduction technology as supported by case study examples.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and impact of chronic otitis media|
|10-25 Minutes||Case Study #1|
|25-40 Minutes||Case Study #2|
|40-50 Minutes||Panel Discussion|
|50-55 Minutes||Summary and Conclusions|
Dr. Laurie Mauro is an audiologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She received an M.A. from the 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
Lisa Vaughan, AuD, is the Audiology Program Manager at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas and previously served as President of the American Academy of Audiology. Lisa Vaughan, Au.D., was formerly a pediatric audiologist for the Outreach Support Services Program at the Arkansas School for the Deaf in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Christensen’s interests include bone anchored implants in children, pediatric diagnostics and amplification, and acquired hearing loss. She is the founding president of the Arkansas Academy of Audiology. Dr. Christensen was a participant in the Inaugural Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference sponsored by the American Academy of Audiology.
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