This presentation will describe longitudinal results from the Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss study, with emphasis on three major factors found to influence children’s auditory-linguistic access and outcomes: 1) audibility of speech with hearing aids, 2) consistency and duration of hearing aid use, and 3) characteristics of caregivers’ language input. Risk and protective factors that influence a range of developmental outcomes in children who are hard of hearing will be described. This course is presented in partnership with American Auditory Society.
Course created on November 15, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to identify aspects of language that are especially vulnerable in early-identified children who are hard of hearing and factors that contribute to risk or protection.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the influence of age at hearing aid fitting and degree of hearing loss on longitudinal outcomes.
- After this course learners will be able to explain which children are at greatest risk for low device use, and how consistency of hearing aid use relates to the inconsistent access hypothesis.
|5-10 Minutes||Inconsistent Access Hypothesis|
|15-50 Minutes||Results and Implications|
|50-55 Minutes||Final Implications|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Mary Pat Moeller, PhD
Mary Pat Moeller, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Childhood Deafness at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE. Dr. Moeller is currently a co-principal investigator with J Bruce Tomblin, Ph.D. of an NIDCD-funded multi-site study of the outcomes of children who are hard of hearing. She directed a team at BTNRH in the development of a website for families whose infants refer from newborn hearing screening (www.babyhearing.org; www.audiciondelbebe.org). Dr. Moeller has published widely and lectured internationally on topics related to early development in children with who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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