This course features selected webinars from the 11th annual AudiologyOnline noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) series, organized by guest editor Brian Fligor, ScD, PASC. This course highlights the latest research on NIHL, specifically NIHL and other auditory system effects of blast trauma, military service, and recreational activities. Applications for audiology practice and improved clinical outcomes are discussed.
Course created on July 9, 2018
- After this course learners will be able to describe the impact of blast injuries on the auditory system, and list treatment options.
- After this course learners will be able to list potential risk factors for tinnitus and hearing loss by individuals who have served in the military and describe new self-report measures for use in audiological assessment and management.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the difference between acoustic trauma and more general noise-induced hearing loss.
- After this course learners will be able to list common recreational sound exposures that can result in acoustic trauma and identify prevention and treatment strategies to protect against damage from acoustic trauma.
|0-60 Minutes||The Noise Outcomes in Servicemembers Epidemiology (NOISE) Study: Exploring Risk Factors for Tinnitus and Hearing Loss in Veterans and Service Members|
|60-120 Minutes||Auditory Processing Disorder and Blast Trauma|
|120-180 Minutes||Acoustic Trauma from Recreational Noise Exposures|
M. Samantha Lewis, PhD
Associate Professor, Pacific University
M. Samantha Lewis, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Audiology at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. She also maintains appointments with the Veterans Affairs (VA) Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D) National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) at the VA Portland Health Care System and with the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the Oregon Health & Science University. Both of these institutions are located in Portland, Oregon.
Prior to joining the School of Audiology at Pacific University, M. Samantha Lewis, PhD, enjoyed an almost 15-year career in auditory research at the VA RR&D NCRAR. She’s been involved with the Noise Outcomes in Servicemembers Epidemiology (NOISE) Study since its inception. The NOISE Study began as a Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award (#PR121146) and is now funded via a Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program Award (#JW160036). It is worth noting that Dr. Lewis also served as a co-investigator on two VA RR&D Merit Review grants exploring the relationship between blast exposure and performance on measures of central auditory function (#B5067R; #C7755-1). She’s also been involved with the VA/DoD (C)APD Working Group.
Gail Whitelaw, PhD
Gail M. Whitelaw, Ph.D. is the director of the Ohio State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Ohio State. The clinic has performed school contracting in Central Ohio for decades and provides educational audiology services both for students and as a component of clinical education for AuD students. Dr. Whitelaw is a frequent presenter on a national level related to topics in pediatric and educational audiology and teaches coursework in pediatric and educational audiology at Ohio State. She is a past President of the Ohio Academy of Audiology, a past President of the American Academy of Audiology, and Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Audiology. Dr. Whitelaw holds Board Certification in Pediatric Audiology from the ABA.
Brian J. Fligor, ScD, PASC
Brian Fligor, Sc.D., PASC, is a board certified pediatric audiologist and Chief Development Officer at Lantos Technologies, Woburn, MA. He maintains a private clinical and consulting practice (Boston Audiology Consultants, Inc) geared toward diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders in musicians and audio professionals. Prior to joining Lantos, Dr. Fligor was Director of Diagnostic Audiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is adjunct faculty at Salus University, a consultant member of the Children’s Oncology Group, chair of the World Health Organization Make Listening Safe Taskforce on manufacturing standards of headphones, and founder and past-chair of the Music-Induced Hearing Disorders Taskforce for the National Hearing Conservation Association. Dr. Fligor’s publications on hearing loss risk from music received considerable popular media attention, including being spoofed on the David Letterman Show in 2005. His publications on ototoxicity were incorporated into the JCIH Position Statement (2007) and helped shape a consensus international chemotherapy ototoxicity grading scale. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Sc.D. in Audiology from Boston University.
Gail Whitelaw: Financial: Gail Whitelaw will receive an honorarium for this presentation. She is a faculty member at the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the Ohio State University. Non-financial: Gail Whitelaw has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Brian Fligor: Financial: Dr. Fligor is employed by Lantos Technologies, Inc., and has an equity interest in the company. Dr. Fligor is also founder and principal audiologist of Boston Audiology Consultants, Inc. and the Musician’s Hearing Program. He is chair of the WHO working group to develop standards for noise exposure limits for personal audio systems He has received an honorarium from AudiologyOnline for this presentation. Dr. Fligor has participated in research on the topic of noise-induced hearing loss. Non-Financial: Dr. Fligor has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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