Electrical Stapedius Reflex Thresholds (ESRTs) are an objective measure available for corroborating loudness level measures in cochlear implant recipients. Sydney Bednarz, Au.D. and Julia Reid, Au.D. from Chattering Children will review their protocol and success with programming children with MED-EL cochlear implants and utilizing ESRT measures.
Course created on June 5, 2020
- After this course, learners will be able to diagram the auditory mechanism that elicits ESRT measures.
- After this course, learners will be able to list the equipment required to perform ESRTs on a cochlear implant (CI) recipient.
- After this course learners will be able to describe some clinical tips for working obtaining ESRTs in the pediatric population.
|0-20 Minutes||Intro to ESRT & Article Review|
|20-45 Minutes||Chattering Children Clinic protocol and ESRT equipment set up|
|45-55 Minutes||ESRT Case Studies|
Barbara Foster, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Clinical Education Manager
Barb Foster is an audiologist with over 19 years’ experience with cochlear implants, 13 of them working directly for cochlear implant manufacturers. She currently works as the Clinical Education Manager at MED-EL Corporation and is passionate about providing unforgettable learning experiences while training on cutting edge medical technology that transforms people’s lives.
Sydney Bednarz, AuD
Dr. Bednarz holds a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from St. Cloud University in Minnesota, and a Clinical Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from Central Michigan University. She completed her externship at Boston Children’s Hospital and participated in the LEND program, an interdisciplinary training program dedicated to improve health and counseling professionals’ knowledge on working with children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental and related disabilities. Dr. Bednarz is certified through the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She participates in the DC Early Detection and Intervention Advisory Board. Her areas of interest in audiology include: early intervention and the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening program, hearing aid fittings, cochlear implant programming, and educational audiology.
Julia Reid, AuD
Dr. Reid holds a BA in Psychology and Communication Studies and a Clinical Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She participated in the OSEP Pediatric Training fellowship program, an interdisciplinary program focusing on importance of facilitating relationships among speech pathology and audiology professionals when working with the pediatric population. Dr. Reid completed her externship at the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC, where her passion for early intervention and cochlear implants flourished. She is certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and participates as a Virginia State Champion for the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.
Sydney Bednarz: Financial: Sydney Bednarz, Au.D. is employed by The River School and Chattering Children. Non-financial: Sydney Bednarz has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Julia Reid: Financial: Julia Reid, Au.D., is employed by The River School and Chattering Children. Non-Financial: Julia Reid 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 as well as protocols and case studies from Chattering Children.
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