This 4-hour webinar series presented in partnership with the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA) is designed to support audiologists in ensuring patients' success in the rehabilitation process. It explores a range of current topics that address both what we do as audiologists, and how we do it, beyond the typical clinical protocols. Course topics include: client-centered care, addressing psychosocial concerns, assessing spatial hearing and listening effort, and music appreciation for patients who wear cochlear implants.
Course created on October 28, 2016
- After this course learners will be able to describe why it is pertinent to study the nature of person- and family-centered care in hearing rehabilitation and explain how to identify strategies to address psychosocial concerns within audiology appointments.
- After this course learners will be able to define spatial hearing and listening effort and describe ways they measured and assessed.
- After this course learners will be able to describe characteristics of cochlear implant recipients related to music and discuss practical accommodations to music choices, listening environments, and assistive devices that can help CI users to enjoy music.
|0-120 Minutes||Are You Listening? Addressing Patients' Psychosocial Concerns in Audiology Appointments, presented in partnership with ARA|
|120-180 Minutes||Beyond the Audiogram: Subjective Assessments of Spatial Hearing and Listening Effort, presented in partnership with ARA|
|180-240 Minutes||Music Training as Part of Aural Rehabilitation for Cochlear Implant Users, presented in partnership with ARA|
Assistant Professor and Researcher
Dr Caitlin Grenness (Barr), is an assistant professor and researcher at the University of Melbourne, and the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre in Australia. Dr Grenness completed her PhD in 2014, which focused on patient-practitioner interactions and patient-centred care in adult audiological rehabilitation. Since her doctoral studies, Dr Grenness has continued research in this area, with a specific focus on a) clinician behaviour change and implementation science, b) eHealth as a platform for greater person-/family-centred care, c) education and training for future audiologists. Dr Grenness is heavily involved in the Master of Clinical Audiology at the University of Melbourne, and is a board director for Audiology Australia, the peak professional body for audiologists in Australia.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Katie Ekberg is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her research interests involve communication in client-clinician healthcare interactions, addressing psychosocial issues in healthcare consultations, patient-centred care, and family-centred care. Her current research involves examining communication in audiology consultations with older clients with hearing impairment, and in paediatric hearing services.
Ann Perreau is an assistant professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. She joined Augustana College in August 2011, following completion of her doctorate in speech and hearing science at the Unviersity of Iowa. At Augustana, Ann teaches courses on hearing science, neuroscience, and audiology, provides clinical services to patients and families, and mentors students completing senior research projects. Her research interests include subjective and objective outcomes related to cochlear implant and hearing aid use in individuals with hearing loss.
Kate Gfeller, Ph.D., is the Russell and Florence Day Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the School of Music and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa. Gfeller is a member of the Iowa Cochlear Implant Clinical Research Team in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. As a part of that multidisciplinary team, her research on music perception has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1990. Her research has also been funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation, and the Department of Defense. For 30 years, she has worked as part of multidisciplinary teams in conducting basic and translational research and providing music therapy services for children and adults with hearing losses. She has investigated perception and enjoyment of music, with an emphasis on real-world complex sounds, as well as music-based programs for auditory skill development. This includes applications intended to promote more meaningful involvement in social and educational settings.
Katie Ekberg: Financial: Katie Ekberg is employed by the University of Queensland. Her research interests involve communication in client-clinician healthcare interactions. She received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Katie Ekberg has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Ann Perreau: Financial: Ann Perreau is employed by Augustana College. Her research interests include subjective and objective outcomes related to cochlear implant and hearing aid use in individuals with hearing loss. She received a honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Ann Perreau has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Kate Gfeller: Financial: Kate Gfeller is employed by the University of Iowa. She has received research grant support from the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Defense. She is on the editorial board of the journal, Cochlear Implants International. She received a honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Kate Gfeller has authored several published articles about the subject discussed in this course.
Content Disclosure: This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology.
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