When evaluating behavioral hearing thresholds in children it's imperative to maintain the patient's attention to stimuli. In-booth controls incorporating pediatric specific tools facilitate fast and accurate testing. The addition of a different narrow band noise (NBN), known as FREquency Specific Hearing assessment (FRESH), overcomes potential limitations of traditional NBN. NBN can underestimate thresholds at a given frequency due to wider filters. This learning module will review pediatric sound field testing guidelines, stimulus effects, and improved workflow with computerized audiometry.
Course created on February 29, 2016
- The participant will be able to describe the features and benefits of FRESH noise.
- The participant will be able to discuss the inherent problems using Narrow Band Noise in the sound field as a test stimulus.
- The participant will be able to explain how to make informed decisions regarding test protocols and stimuli selection for pediatrics when tested in the sound field in both the unaided or aided conditions.
|5-20 Minutes||Review of Masking|
|20-35 Minutes||Discuss Narrowband noise & effective masking|
|35-55 Minutes||Research of Fresh Noise|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion and Q and A|
Keeley Moore, MA, CCC-A, FAAA
Clinical Support Audiologist
Keeley Moore, M.A., CCC/A, is a clinical support audiologist at Audiology Systems, where she acts as client liaison for product support as well as offer clinical education and training. Moore has more than 15 years of experience as a practicing audiologist. She joined Otometrics from the Illinois Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, where she was an audiological consultant. While there, she played a key role in training and supporting lay hearing screeners, which included teaching OAE hearing screening courses and leading practicum for lay screeners. Prior to that position, Moore was a clinical and educational audiologist with a non-profit speech and hearing clinic. In that position, she served a diverse patient population and performed pediatric through geriatric behavioral audiometric assessment and implemented habilitation and rehabilitation services. She also performed hearing aid and FM selection, fitting, verification and management. Additionally, Moore counseled and taught advocacy skills to parents, students and professionals, among many other responsibilities. Moore has also worked in ENT clinics and hospital environments and is skilled in a broad spectrum of audiology and vestibular practices. Moore served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1985 through 1990, as a non-commissioned officer. She holds a B.A. in speech and hearing sciences from Indiana University, earning her Masters in Audiology from The Ohio State University. She holds a certificate of clinical competence and is certified by the American Board of Audiology.
Dawn Violetto, AuD
Director of Audiology at Child's Voice
Dr. Dawn Violetto is Director of Audiology at Child's Voice, the premier listening and spoken language school in Northern Illinois and has over 20 years of experience in pediatric audiology. At Child's Voice, Dawn serves the children and families by performing many functions as both an educational and diagnostic audiologist and also serves as a preceptor for doctoral students. She also opened and runs the Pediatric Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (PEHDI) program performing diagnostic audiology for children 0-3 years from the surrounding communities. Dawn received her B.A. and M.A in Audiology from Northern Illinois University and her Doctorate in Audiology from Arizona school of Health Sciences at A. T. Still University. Dawn has served on the Illinois New Born Hearing Collaborative and was involved in introducing the ECHO program in the state. She currently serves on the Illinois New Born Hearing Advisory committee and the Illinois state SIAC Health Subcommitte Hearing Ad Hoc work group.
Dawn Violetto: Financial: Dawn Violetto is Director of Audiology at Child's Voice. Non-financial: Dawn Violetto has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Otometrics / Audiology Systems in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This course discussed testing with FREquency Specific Hearing assessment using equipment from Otometrics/Audiology Systems.
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