This course features selected webinars from the 12th annual AudiologyOnline noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) series, organized by guest editor Brian Fligor, ScD, PASC. Highlights include the latest research on NIHL, specifically how it relates to a musician's risk, diagnosis via telehealth, and treatment of tinnitus and hearing loss.
Course created on October 1, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to qualify the musician patient's candidacy for hearing aids, tinnitus maskers, and tinnitus therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to document outcomes of efforts to improve the musician's quality of life.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the pathology, identify the causes and discuss potential consequences of cochlear synaptopathy in animals and in humans.
- After this course, participants will be able to create a comprehensive case history for a music industry patient and outline a framework for best practices in a clinical and on-site setting.
|0-60 Minutes||Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Treatment for Musicians|
|60-120 Minutes||Cochlear Synaptopathy: Potential Functional Implications for Musicians and Other Performing Artists|
|120-180 Minutes||Best Practices for Music Industry Patients: Recommendations and "Real World" Care|
Brian J. Fligor, ScD, PASC
Brian Fligor, Sc.D., PASC, is a board-certified pediatric audiologist and Chief Audiology Officer at Lantos Technologies, Wilmington, 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.
Colleen Le Prell, PhD
Dr. Colleen Le Prell is the Emilie and Phil Schepps Professor of Hearing Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, and head of the UTD Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Program. Translational research in her laboratory is directed at prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. She currently receives funding for her research from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense (DoD), and 3M, Inc. She has previously received funding from several foundations and other industry sources.
Heather Malyuk, AuD
Doctor Heather Malyuk is an audiologist and musician from northeast Ohio. Dr. Malyuk holds a degree in Music History & Literature from the University of Akron and received her clinical doctorate in Audiology from Kent State University. She owns and directs Soundcheck Audiology, a mobile, concierge hearing wellness practice for the music industry. Her diverse clientele ranges from well-known touring acts, to nationally acclaimed orchestras, local bands, and amateur music enthusiasts. Dr. Malyuk has been a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and serves on the wellness committee for the College Music Society. She is highly involved with the National Hearing Conservation Association, serving as a delegate for its executive council in addition to being a member of its Music Induced Hearing Disorders taskforce. In 2015, her paper “New Developments in In-Ear Monitor (IEM) Technology for Musicians with Hearing Loss,” was published through the Audio Engineering Society for their 58th International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders in Aalborg, Denmark. Dr. Malyuk was featured as a panelist at the 2018 Audio Engineering Society conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders in Chicago, Illinois.
Colleen Le Prell: Financial: Colleen Le Prell received an honorarium for this presentation. She has received clinical funding by Sound Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Non-financial: Colleen Le Prell is the immediate Past President for the National Hearing Conservation Association. She has provided periodic advising on the design of new clinical trials to Pragma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Otonomy, Inc.
Heather Malyuk: Financial: Heather Malyuk is the owner and director of Soundcheck Audiology. She has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Heather Malyuk has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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