Primary Care Providers are often the first contact when a parent expresses concern about their child – whether it be concern about speech development, articulation, or suspicion about a possible hearing impairment. Knowing what we know about hearing impairment in children and the urgent need for early intervention, timely and appropriate referrals are essential. This presentation covers how primary care providers can leverage a variety of hearing screening technologies to facilitate referrals to audiologists and ENT specialists.
Course created on October 17, 2019
- After this course learners will be able to describe the incidence of hearing impairments in infants and children.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss how existing (and potentially future) technologies can assist with pediatric referrals for timely diagnostic evaluations leading to early intervention in cases of hearing impairments in infants and children.
- After this course learners will be able to list ways in which primary care providers can work with the audiologist and ENT specialists to assure timely diagnosis and treatment.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction; Prevalence of hearing impairment in infants and children|
|10-30 Minutes||Discussion of challenges associated with managing hearing impairment in children|
|30-55 Minutes||Discussion of the relationship between Primary Care, ENT and Audiology and the impact on timely diagnosis and treatment|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q and A|
Dr. Schuman is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and has been writing about pediatric practice and medical technologies in the pages of Contemporary Pediatrics for over 30 years. He is presently the Practice Improvement section editor for the publication and member of the Contemporary Pediatrics Editorial Advisory Board. He is the CEO of Medgizmos, a medical technology review site for primary care physicians. He started the first newborn hearing program in New Hampshire in 1996. He has developed a mild hearing impairment with age and loves his Bluetooth hearing aids!
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