This course features clinicians from the University of Pittsburgh presenting actual case studies on adult amplification with a range of audiological and medical diagnoses represented.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 32214, "Grand Rounds Series - Complex Adult Hearing Aid Cases." Course 32214 contains recordings of all three events from our 2018 Grand Rounds Series. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 32214.
Course created on May 23, 2018
- After this course learners will be able to discuss amplification options and considerations for clients with a variety of audiological and medical diagnoses (severe mixed hearing loss, Treacher Collins syndrome, CI candidates, auditory processing disorder, Menieres disease, etc.)
- After this course learners will be able to explain the benefits of bimodal hearing and wireless assistance technology for clients who are CI candidates.
- After this course learners will be able to describe non-amplification treatment options and considerations for clients with a variety of audiological and medical diagnoses.
|5-20 Minutes||Case 1|
|20-35 Minutes||Case 2|
|35-50 Minutes||Case 3|
|50-65 Minutes||Case 4|
|65-75 Minutes||Case 5|
|75-85 Minutes||Case 6|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Catherine Palmer, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Catherine Palmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Palmer conducts research in the areas of adult auditory learning post hearing aid fitting and matching technology to individual needs. Dr. Palmer teaches the graduate level amplification courses at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Hearing. Dr. Palmer opened the Musicians’ Hearing Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2003 and has focused a great deal of energy on community hearing health since that time. This work has included a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Symphony that promotes hearing protection for young and professional musicians.
Lori Zitelli, AuD
Lori Zitelli joined UPMC as an audiologist in 2012. She received her clinical doctorate in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a part-time lab instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and teaches a Clinical Procedures Lab for first year AuD students. Her special interests include amplification, tinnitus/decreased sound tolerance evaluation and treatment, clinical education, clinical research, and interventional audiology. She is an active fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Virginia Milne, AuD
Virginia Milne is a Clinical Audiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a Lab Instructor in the Au.D. program at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Milne’s primary areas of focus include amplification, auditory processing disorders especially in adults and geriatrics. Dr. Milne teaches the clinical procedures labs for the second-year Au.D. students at the University of Pittsburgh and much of her courses focus on Amplification. Additionally, Dr. Milne is currently a participant in the UPMC Audiology department’s Geriatric Auditory Testing for Everyone research project. Dr. Milne completed her Au.D. at the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium and her undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University.
Benjamin Boss, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Benjamin Boss is a clinical audiologist at UPMC Eye and Ear Institute. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and his Doctor of Audiology degree at Arizona State University in 2014. Dr. Boss has been practicing at UPMC since 2014. His specialties include cochlear implants, tinnitus retraining therapy, hearing aids, and diagnostic testing.
Corrine B. Pfaff, AuD
Corrine B. Pfaff, Au,D., joined UPMC in 2015 at the Horizon (Hermitage) office. She currently practices at the Monroeville location. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from The Pennsylvania State University and her master’s degree and doctorate of audiology from University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her special areas of interest include diagnostic testing, hearing aid fittings and aural rehabilitation.
Megan E. Keirans, AuD, CCC-A
Megan Keirans, AuD earned her Bachelor of Science in speech-language pathology and audiology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her areas of interest include diagnostic testing, hearing protection, clinical education, and adult amplification services. She completed her clinical externship year with UPMC at the Eye and Ear Institute Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids and has been with UPMC as a clinical audiologist at the St. Margaret Hospital location since 2016.
Lori Zitelli: Financial: Lori Zitelli is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Non-financial: Lori Zitelli has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Virginia Milne: Financial: Virginia Milne is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh. Non-financial: Virginia Milne has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Benjamin Boss: Financial: Benjamin Boss is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Non-financial: Benjamin Boss has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Corrine B. Pfaff: Financial: Corrine Pfaff is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Non-financial: Corrine Pfaff has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Megan E. Keirans: Financial: Megan Keirans is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Non-financial: Megan Keirans has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by the University of Pittsburgh in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
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