cCMV is the most common cause of non-genetic, childhood-onset sensorineural hearing loss, but audiologists are often unaware of it and not trained to provide care to patients who are cCMV positive. This presentation will increase audiologists’ awareness of cCMV and provide practical information on providing care to patients with cCMV.
This course is part of a seven-course series, Congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV): What Health Care Providers Need to Know Now, in partnership with Midwestern University and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The congenital CMV (cCMV) series presents the latest research on diagnosis and treatment, raise awareness, delineate prevention efforts, provide information about early intervention options, and disseminate family support resources in an effort to reduce the number of babies infected with cCMV.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of course 38771, "Congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV): What Health Care Providers Need to Know Now, in partnership with Midwestern University and Phoenix Children’s Hospital." ABA Tier 1 CEUs can only be earned when completed as part of course 38771.
Course created on June 16, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the difference between symptomatic and asymptomatic cCMV.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three ways to reduce transmission of CMV.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the audiologic management for patients with cCMV.
|25-30 Minutes||Audiology Assessment|
|30-45 Minutes||Case Studies|
|55-60 Minutes||Q & A|
Deborah Flynn is the Audiology Lead for Cochlear Implants at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She has extensive experience in identification, intervention, and management of infants, children, and teens with hearing loss.
Alissa Nickerson is a clinical audiologist at Phoenix Children’s specializing in the diagnosis and management of childhood hearing loss.
Wendy Steuerwald, AuD, is the Director of Audiology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She works with hospital leadership and audiologists to create an environment where exceptional patient care is the norm. This includes use of evidence based practice, process improvement initiatives, expansion of services offered, the addition of new locations, and hiring the best audiologists. Wendy’s overall focus is to improve the patient’s experience within audiology. Professional leadership includes committee work with the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech Language Hearing Association, and multiple state organizations. Wendy also participated in numerous presentations and publications. Local committee work includes participation in the interdisciplinary Stop CMV AZ partnership.
Financial: Alissa Nickerson is employed by Phoenix Children's Hospital. Non-financial: Alissa Nickerson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Wendy Steuerwald is employed by Phoenix Children's Hospital. Non-financial: Wendy Steuerwald has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
In lieu of accepting an honorarium, a donation has been made to the Ear Foundation of AZ.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Midwestern University and Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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