Chronic Otitis Media (COM) may contribute more than half of the global burden of hearing loss, but there is no global consensus on diagnostic and treatment guidelines for hearing loss due to the disease. Research suggests that bone conduction may be an effective and patient-preferred alternative to treating COM-related hearing loss versus hearing aids for many patients, providing consistent and reliable access to sound regardless of the disease cycle. Topics in this course will include background on the disease process, an introduction to bone conduction solutions, and expected outcomes of the intervention.
Course created on January 4, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the current standard of care for treating the disease and the hearing loss related to Chronic Otitis Media (COM)
- After this course, participants will be able to outline considerations for selecting a bone conduction solution in patients with hearing loss related to COM.
- After this course, participants will be able to list expected objective and subjective patient outcomes when treating COM-related hearing loss with bone conduction technology.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and impact of COM|
|5-10 Minutes||Current standard of care for treating COM|
|10-20 Minutes||Bone conduction treatment pathway|
|20-25 Minutes||Patient outcomes|
|25-30 Minutes||Summary and conclusions|
Professional Education Manager
Dr. Grant earned her B.S. degree at the University of Massachusetts, M.S. at the University of Arizona, and AuD at Central Michigan University. She developed a passion for cochlear implants in 1994 when she began her career as an audiologist at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. She joined Cochlear in May 2000 where she has served in a variety of roles including clinical and surgical support, sales, clinical research, and market expansion. Ginger is a passionate lifelong learner and now shares that enthusiasm as a Professional Education Manager at Cochlear.
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