This course will describe the current cochlear implant candidacy through the VA system. It will explore the variety of service options available to Veterans with cochlear implants to address typical barriers to care found with this population. This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with ACIA.
Course created on January 13, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the current cochlear implant candidacy for Veterans though the VA system.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to counsel veterans on the options for receiving cochlear implant services through the VA.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe specific processes involved in remote mapping and management of the Veterans population through Telehealth and community care services.
|5-15 Minutes||Current candidacy criteria through VA system|
|15-25 Minutes||Process of implantation when near a VA center providing CI services|
|25-30 Minutes||Process for implantation when a VA center with CI services is NOT nearby|
|30-40 Minutes||Community Care|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Section Chief - Audiology/Speech Pathology Department
Cyndi E. Trueheart, Au.D., CCC-A, is a clinical audiologist and Section Chief of the Audiology/Speech Pathology Department at the Connecticut Veteran’s Administration Healthcare System. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree and her Master of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University where she is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Communication Disorders program. She later received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Central Michigan University. Over the past 20 years, she has presented at numerous national and international conferences on the topic of adult aural rehabilitation. Her particular areas of interest include cochlear implants, telemedicine, and rehabilitation of veteran’s with dual sensory impairments.
Jerrica Maxson, AuD, CCC-A, is an audiologist providing hearing healthcare at Trinity Health in Minot, ND, since 2010. She received her Doctorate of Audiology at the University of Iowa and started her career as a pediatric cochlear implant audiologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She returned to her hometown in 2010 and has since been providing a wide range of diagnostic and (re)habilitative treatments to patients of all ages. Jerrica has served as a board member of North Dakota Hands & Voices since inception in 2011. She became a member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance in 2013, and has been the North Dakota Chapter Champion since 2016.
Jerrica Maxson: Financial: Jerrica Maxson is employed by Trinity Health in Minot ND. Non-financial: Jerrica Maxson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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