Melissa Tumblin and Ann Pipes are both mothers to children who use bone anchored hearing systems. Melissa’s daughter Alyssa (Ally) wears the Oticon Medical Ponto Plus on a softband. Ann’s son, Winslow, made his own decision to have surgery to wear his bilateral Ponto Pluses on abutments as implants. Join Melissa and Ann as they talk about how they’ve approached the decision making process around bone anchored hearing systems for their children.
Course created on October 13, 2015
- After this course learners will be able to identify the parent consideration process in selecting a bone anchored hearing system for a child.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to select and setup an FM system for use in the classroom.
- After this course learners will be able to identify the various types of FM systems used by most schools.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction to the Topic and Presenters|
|5-10 Minutes||Introduction to Oticon Medical|
|10-15 Minutes||Bone Anchored Hearing System Overview|
|15-25 Minutes||FM/Wireless Possibilities with todays technology|
|25-35 Minutes||Melissa Tumblins Experience|
|35-45 Minutes||Ann Pipes Experience|
Digital Media & Community Experience
Liz Presson leads digital media and community strategy at Oticon Medical, the company pioneering hearing implant technology. Over the last two years, she's built an online community and digital presence with a following of more than 10,000 passionate community members and advocates. She's worked with the team at Oticon Medical to empower advocates who act as real-time content creators. Oticon Medical has received recognition for its digital media initiatives from one of the world’s most admired social media and technology influencers, Guy Kawasaki. Liz’s articles on digital media and technology have been published in Fast Company, Forbes, Mashable, Yahoo and others.
Founder and Executive Director of the Ear Community
Melissa Tumblin is mom to Alyssa "Ally" Tumblin, a child born with right sided Microtia and Aural Atresia. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Ear Community, a nonprofit organization that promotes educational and public awareness about Microtia and Atresia and hearing loss, in an unbiased manner, while promoting advocacy and connecting individuals in the same situation. She is also the founder of the Microtia and Atresia Support Group on Facebook. She is a past board member for the Hands & Voices Organization and a past council member for the Parent Advocacy Family Council for Children's Hospital Colorado (Bill Daniels Center for Children's Hearing). She has spoken at microtia and atresia surgical conferences and has presented at past EAA (Educational Audiology Association) conferences and for AudiologyOnline. Melissa has over 15 years experience in marketing medical device equipment.
Founding Board Member of Little Ears Hearing Center
Ann Pipes is mom to Winslow Pipes, a child with a bilateral severe to moderate loss due to Pierre Robin Sequence and Stickler Syndrome. She is a founding board member of Little Ears Hearing Center, a non-profit pediatric audiology clinic in Louisville, Kentucky. She has been trained as a parent advocate through the Family Information Network on Disabilities (FIND) and has also worked as a Guide by Your Side through the Kentucky chapter of Hands & Voices. She has spoken on parent panels for both Kentucky Hands & Voices as well as panels sharing parent perspectives and concerns with University of Louisville audiology students as part of their required course work.
Melissa Tumblin: Financial: Melissa Tumblin is the founder of Ear Community, a nonprofit organization that promotes educational and public awareness about Microtia and Atresia and hearing loss. Nonfinancial: Melissa Tumblin is the parent of a child born with right sided microtia who wears a device similar to those discussed in this course. She is a strong advocate for parents of children with microtia and aural atresia and is the founder of Ear Community.
Ann Pipes: Financial: Ann Pipes is a founding board member of Little Ears Hearing Center, a non-profit pediatric audiology clinic in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a parent advocate through the Family Information Network on Disabilities (FIND) and has also worked as a Guide by Your Side through the Kentucky chapter of Hands & Voices. Non-Financial: Ann Pipes is the parent of a child born with right sided microtia who wears a device similar to those discussed in this course.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Oticon Medical in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Oticon Medical products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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