The involvement of family and communication partners in healthcare is a well-established element of person centred care. This course will describe the important roles that communication partners play, explore the impact of hearing loss on family members, and identify practical tools that audiologists can use to involve them in the hearing care journey.
Course created on October 20, 2020
- After this course learners will be able to describe the role and importance of communication partners in hearing rehabilitation according to contemporary evidence.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss communication partner experiences of hearing loss and hearing care.
- After this course learners will be able to identify Ida Institute tools for the authentic involvement of communication partners in the hearing care journey.
|5-15 Minutes||The role of communication partners in hearing care|
|15-35 Minutes||Communication partner experiences of hearing loss and hearing care|
|35-55 Minutes||Tools to support the involvement of communication partners|
Cherilee Rutherford, AuD
Cherilee is the senior audiologist at the Ida Institute. Her professional qualifications include a Bachelors degree in Speech-Language Therapy and Audiology (University of Stellenbosch), a Masters of Health Science and a Professional Doctorate in Audiology (Nova Southeastern University (Florida) as well as Postgraduate Certificates in Teaching and Learning for Higher Education (UCL, London) and Online Facilitation (University of Cape Town). Before joining Ida, Cherilee was the course director for the MSc in Advanced Audiology programme at University College London and lectured at the University of Cape Town in amplification technology and aural rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Center for Evidence-based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP) Aural Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Guideline Panel, and holds membership and registration with the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), International Society of Audiology (ISA), and the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Cherilee’s role at the Ida institute involves the facilitation of Ida innovation seminars, international training and presentations, development of courses, and providing audiological input into Ida tools & resources.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by the Ida Institute in partnership with Oticon and Audiology Online.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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