Ongoing research indicates that patient satisfaction and speech perception improve when individualized treatment for hearing loss includes a plan for optimizing acoustic and electric technology when appropriate. This course will review treatment options, best practice guidelines, and current research outcomes in cases where patients experience both acoustic and electric stimulation.
Course created on February 9, 2023
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- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to determine adult candidacy for treating hearing loss with bimodal technology (hearing aid plus cochlear implant).
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to determine adult candidacy for treating hearing loss with ipsilateral electric plus acoustic stimulation (EAS).
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to determine adult candidacy for treating hearing loss when there is a diagnosis of UHL/SSD.
|5-10 Minutes||Evolution of cochlear implant candidacy|
|10-25 Minutes||Bimodal acoustic + electric stimulation|
|25-40 Minutes||Unilateral hearing loss & single-sided deafness|
|40-55 Minutes||Ipsilateral acoustic + electric stimulation|
Cheryl is an Area Market Expansion Manager where she provides awareness of cochlear and bone conduction implant criteria, treatment options and facilitates access to Cochlear implantable hearing solutions. Cheryl earned her Master of Science degree from Florida State University. Prior to joining Cochlear in May 2021, Cheryl dedicated more than 20 years to educating hearing care professionals on hearing instrument technology and how to address the communication needs of individuals.
Laura Lassen is the Senior Manager for Market Expansion at Cochlear. She has a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Miami University and received her Au.D. from Vanderbilt University. She has worked in a range of industry roles including clinical trainer, territory manager, sales trainer and regional director for two different hearing aid manufacturers. Her clinical experience includes both private practice and ENT settings providing diagnostic and hearing aid support for the adult population.
Mary Beth O'Sullivan
Sr. Manager Clinical Marketing Strategy
Mary Beth O’Sullivan is an audiologist and Sr. Manager Clinical Marketing Strategy at Cochlear. She has worked in multiple clinical settings including large academic hospitals and small private practice, bringing 20 years of passion and experience to her current role. Mary Beth earned her master’s degree in audiology at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Financial: Laura Lassen is employed by Cochlear. Non-financial: Laura Lassen has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Mary Beth O'Sullivan is employed by Cochlear. Non-financial: Mary Beth O'Sullivan has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Cochlear Americas in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Cochlear Americas products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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International Hearing Society
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Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.
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