This course will discuss various ways to measure the quality of life in the cochlear implant population. In addition, data will be presented regarding the quality of life outcomes in adult cochlear implant recipients.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss how quality of life can be measured in cochlear implant recipients.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the relationship, or lack thereof, of quality of life and speech recognition ability.
- After this course, participants will be able to interpret quality of life outcomes.
|10-25 Minutes||Quality of life in General|
|25-35 Minutes||Quality of life and speech recognition|
|35-45 Minutes||Quality of life outcomes|
|45-55 Minutes||New instruments being developed|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Ted McRackan, MD, MSCR
Ted R. McRackan, M.D., is the director of the Skull Base Center in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. McRackan was born in Virginia and moved to Charleston to attend the College of Charleston. He received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Afterward, he moved to Los Angeles for a fellowship in otology-neurotology and skull base surgery at the House Ear Clinic.
Dr. McRackan's clinical practice is focused on comprehensive management of ear, hearing, balance, and skull base disorders in adults and children. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: cochlear implantation; chronic ear surgery (cholesteatoma, chronic otitis media); acoustic neuroma and other skull base lesions; otosclerosis; facial nerve disorders and tumors; endoscopic ear surgery; implantable hearing aids; and, vertigo.
Dr. McRackan has published a comprehensive neurotology textbook and has written over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His research interests focus on the development and application of novel measures to evaluate outcomes in individuals with hearing loss and cochlear implants in order to improve patient results. Dr. McRackan is a member and serves on multiple committees of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.
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