An increasing number of CI recipients are choosing to wear a hearing aid on the contralateral ear, resulting in a growing body of research that demonstrates bimodal benefit. We will discuss the recent literature, our latest technological innovations and present case studies with hands-on practical demonstrations.
Course created on March 1, 2021
- After this course learners will be able to identify potential patients who could benefit from bimodal listening.
- After this course learners will be able to identify 3 areas in which research has demonstrated improvements with bimodal fittings.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to successfully pair devices to smart phones, smart apps, and assistive listening devices.
|5-10 Minutes||Candidacy and Referral Guidelines|
|10-25 Minutes||Research discussion|
|25-30 Minutes||Innovations in Technology|
|30-55 Minutes||Case Studies|
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.
Nikki Mutter graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Communication Disorders in 1994 and an M.A. in Audiology in 1996. She earned her Au.D. from University of Tennessee Health Science in 2011. Nikki has worked as a clinical audiologist with pediatrics and adults at the University of Tennessee and both a pediatric and adult ENT practice with experience in diagnostic audiometry, hearing aids, cochlear implants, electrophysiologic testing, auditory processing disorders, VNG and tinnitus rehabilitation.
Nikki joined GN ReSound as a Pediatric Account Manager in Oct 2016 and moved to a role as Account Manager of Medical Channels in Oct 2019. She provides training opportunities and support for hearing healthcare professionals and consumers specializing in the bimodal and pediatric population.
Nikki Mutter is employed by ReSound. Non-financial: Nikki Mutter 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 and ReSound products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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