This course is intended to provide professionals with guidance for determining cochlear implant candidacy and counseling adult patients both pre and post operatively. Discussion will include candidacy criteria and considerations, factors influencing prognosis, risks and benefits, and aural rehabilitation.
Course created on February 5, 2016
- After this course learners will be able to identify referral sources and members of a cochlear implant team.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the cochlear implant evaluation process.
- After this course learners will be able to identify resources for counseling adult cochlear implant patients both preoperatively and post operatively.
- After this course learners will be able to list factors to consider when determining cochlear implant candidacy and benefit.
|0-5 Minutes||Referrals/ the cochlear implant team|
|5-10 Minutes||Cochlear implant evaluation process|
|10-15 Minutes||Candidacy criteria|
|15-30 Minutes||Candidacy considerations|
|30-35 Minutes||Factors that influence prognosis|
|35-40 Minutes||Counseling topics of discussion|
|40-45 Minutes||UNC's Adult Cochlear Implant Journal|
|45-50 Minutes||Risks and benefits|
|50-55 Minutes||Realistic expectations|
|55-60 Minutes||Aural rehabilitation; Conclusion; Q and A|
English King, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. King has been a clinical audiologist with UNC Health Care since 2007. She received her BA in Communication Studies with a concentration in Speech & Hearing Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001. From there, she headed to Texas and worked as an office manager for an audiologist, which led her in the direction of wanting to be an audiologist herself. She received her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA in 2007. Dr. King works primarily with adult cochlear implant recipients and finds her work very rewarding. Dr. King is a member of the American Speech- Language Hearing Association. When away from work, English enjoys spending time with her husband, Stephen, and their three daughters.
Ellen Deres, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Deres received her BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Spanish from the University of Connecticut in 2007, and her Au.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011. Dr. Deres spent her fourth year externship at UNC Hospitals performing diagnostic testing and working with cochlear implants and hearing aids. She joined the UNC staff as a clinical audiologist in May 2011. Her primary interests include diagnostics, adult hearing aids, and cochlear implants. Dr. Deres is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Ellen Deres: Financial: Ellen Deres is a paid, guest presenter for MED-EL Corporation. Non-financial: Ellen Deres has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by MED-EL in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
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