The FDA has recently approved MED-EL cochlear implants for persons with Single-Sided Deafness (SSD) or Asymmetric Hearing Loss (AHL). Michaela Stapp, Au.D., co-director of the Adult Cochlear Implant Program at Baylor College of Medicine, will review their SSD/AHL candidate evaluation and testing protocol as well as a few SSD/AHL case studies.
Course created on June 5, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to differentiate Single-sided deafness and Asymmetric Hearing Loss candidacy for cochlear implantation with the MED-EL cochlear implant system.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least two questionnaires used by Baylor College of Medicine during their pre-op cochlear implant evaluation for SSD/AHL candidates.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least three rehabilitation resources available to cochlear implant recipients.
|0-10 Minutes||Cochlear implant candidacy then and now|
|10-15 Minutes||Challenges faced by persons with SSD/AHL|
|15-35 Minutes||Evaluation, testing and mapping protocol for the SSD/AHL at Baylor College of Medicine|
|35-45 Minutes||Rehabilitation and resources for SSD/AHL patients|
|45-55 Minutes||Case studies|
Barbara Foster, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Clinical Education Manager
Barb Foster is an audiologist with over 19 years’ experience with cochlear implants, 13 of them working directly for cochlear implant manufacturers. She currently works as the Clinical Education Manager at MED-EL Corporation and is passionate about providing unforgettable learning experiences while training on cutting edge medical technology that transforms people’s lives.
Michaela Stapp, AuD
Michaela Stapp, Au.D. is a clinical audiologist with particular interest in adult cochlear implants, amplification, and aural rehabilitation. Michaela currently serves as the Lead Clinical Audiologist and Co-Director of the Adult Cochlear Implant program at Baylor College of Medicine and is passionate about improving access to the life changing technology of cochlear implants.
Michaela Stapp: Financial: Michaela Stapp, Au.D. is employed by Baylor College of Medicine. Non-financial: Michaela Stapp has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by MED-EL in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on MED-EL products and services as well as services and protocol from the SSD/AHL at program at Baylor College of Medicine.
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