The FDA has recently approved Single-Sided deafness (SSD) and Asymmetric Hearing Loss (AHL) as a new indication for MED-EL cochlear implants. This course will review data collected by one of the study sites used for this approval as well as Quality of Life data collected in these populations.
Course created on November 21, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to differentiate Single-sided deafness and Asymmetric Hearing Loss candidacy for cochlear implantation with the MED-EL cochlear implant system.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least two questionnaires used in the UNC study to assess Quality of Life.
- After this course, participants will be able to define spatial hearing and fine structure.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction to Single Sided Deafness and Asymmetric Hearing Loss, including recent FDA approval for MED-EL cochlear implants|
|10-30 Minutes||Description of data collected by UNC for Asymmetric Hearing Loss Study|
|30-40 Minutes||Quality of Life data collected for both AHL and SSD populations|
|40-55 Minutes||Benefits of Complete Cochlear Coverage and Fine Structure|
Manager of Regulated Research
Allison Racey, AuD is the Manager of Regulated Research at MED-EL Corporation. She manages FDA-regulated studies, including multi-center clinical trials, in which MED-EL is involved. As part of managing these studies, she provides training and support to investigators involved in these projects. Additionally, she interacts with the FDA as needed on regulated-research issues. Allison received her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. She spent time working in private practice prior to joining MED-EL Corporation in 2011. Bringing hearing implant technology to those who have exhausted other, non-surgical options is a top priority for Allison.
Assistant Professor and Director of Cochlear Implant Clinical Research
Margaret Dillon, AuD is an Assistant Professor and Director of Cochlear Implant Clinical Research in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Dillon collaborates with physicians, researchers, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists on projects investigating cochlear implant signal coding outcomes, middle ear implantation, expanded indications for cochlear implantation, and hearing preservation and subsequent programming of combined electric and acoustic stimulation.
Allison Racey: Financial: Allison Racey is employed by MED-EL Corporation. Non-financial: Allison Racey has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by MED-EL in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on MED-EL products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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