Assessing outcomes in CI recipients with Single Sided Deafness is time consuming and challenging for busy clinics without a specialized test environment and equipment. This webinar will introduce a new testing resource from MED-EL that will help audiologists measure speech recognition through the implant and assess binaural listening skills, that can be completed quickly in a typical sound suite.
Course created on January 10, 2022
- After this training, participants will be able to explain how to counsel candidates and assess the clinical improvement of their SSD-CI patients.
- After this training, participants will be able to describe how to reduce the testing time needed to demonstrate clinical improvement in tests of binaural listening.
- After this training, participants will be able to explain how to make easy and time-efficient decisions about which tests to perform and how to perform them with typical soundbooth equipment.
|5-10 Minutes||The SSD indication and clinical trial outcomes|
|10-20 Minutes||Challenges with testing binaural listening skills in this population and an overview of the clinical testing protocol|
|20-55 Minutes||Review of each test method offered in the protocol, with a discussion of testing tips and appropriate expectations related to each measure|
VP of Education, MED-EL Corporation
Darla Franz is a pediatric audiologist with over 25 years of experience working with cochlear implant patients, centers, and service providers. She has worked for MED-EL since 1997 and was instrumental in obtaining FDA approval for MED-EL’s pediatric clinical trial. She has lectured on various topics including fitting, candidacy, outcomes, coding strategies, rehabilitation, and future technologies at both national and international venues. She is a published author on cochlear and middle ear implants.
Manager of Regulated Research
Allison Racey, AuD is the Manager of Regulated Research at MED-EL Corporation. She manages FDA-regulated studies, including multi-center clinical trials, in which MED-EL is involved. As part of managing these studies, she provides training and support to investigators involved in these projects. Additionally, she interacts with the FDA as needed on regulated-research issues. Allison received her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. She spent time working in private practice prior to joining MED-EL Corporation in 2011. Bringing hearing implant technology to those who have exhausted other, non-surgical options is a top priority for Allison.
Camille joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa in 2003, where she is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Cochlear Implant Program. She received her Master of Science in Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a Principle Investigator on an NIH-funded grant to determine the impact of the intervention, ecological and auditory factors on users’ real-world outcomes, and is an Investigator on a Department of Defense Grant studying cochlear implants in listeners with noise-induced hearing loss.
Lisa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a Master of Science in Speech and Hearing from Washington University in St. Louis and a Doctorate in Audiology from The University of Florida. Her clinical research focuses on expanding cochlear implant indications for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and optimizing outcomes for non-traditional pediatric cochlear implant recipients.
Kari is an audiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences in Toronto since 2000; she has been working with the cochlear implant program there since 2006. Kari has a Master of Clinical Science from the University of Western Ontario in Communication Disorders, and a Bachelor of Science from McMaster University. Her research interests include bilateral cochlear implants, single-sided hearing loss, and hearing preservation.
Financial: Allison Racey is employed by MED-EL. Non-financial: Allison Racey has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Camille Dunn is employed by The University of Iowa as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Cochlear Implant Program. She received an honorarium from MED-EL for this presentation. Non-financial: Camille Dunn has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Lisa Park is employed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received an honorarium from MED-EL for this presentation. Non-financial: Lisa Park has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Kari Smilsky is employed as an audiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences. She received an honorarium from MED-EL for this presentation. Non-financial: Kari Smilsky 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 and will not include info on other products or services.
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