The FDA has approved MED-EL Cochlear implants for children (aged 5 years and older) and adults with Single-Sided Deafness (SSD) or Asymmetric Hearing Loss (AHL). Maegan Evans, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd will discuss her experience developing a protocol for habilitation therapy in this unique population.
Course created on October 5, 2020
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe the therapy set-up used with children with SSD/AHL and a cochlear implant.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the impact of unilateral hearing in the pediatric population.
- After this course, participants will be able to indicate how to isolate the non-implanted ear for therapy sessions.
|0-5 Minutes||Impact of unilateral hearing in the pediatric population|
|5-15 Minutes||Therapy design and set-up with children with SSD/AHL and a cochlear implant|
|15-25 Minutes||Therapy delivery methods and materials|
|25-30 Minutes||Outcomes and resources|
PhD CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Maegan K. Evans, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Cert. AVEd., is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Auditory-Verbal Educator. She received her Master's degree and Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Her dissertation was titled Acoustic Voice Analysis of Prelingually Deaf Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients. From 2002 to 2006 Maegan worked at the USC Speech and Hearing Center and provided auditory-based therapy to a variety of cochlear implant recipients both adults and children. Maegan has worked at the Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC since January of 2007. She provides speech and language evaluations, Listening and Spoken Language sessions, tele-therapy and tele-coaching to both pediatric and adult populations.
MS CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Taylor Sands, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd) with over 16 years of experience teaching children and adults with hearing loss learning listening and spoken language. She received her B.A. in Communication from North Carolina State University in 2003 and her M.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2005 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Taylor is currently a Senior Consumer Engagement Manager in the Southeast Region with MED-EL Corporation. In this role, she provides support and outreach services for cochlear implant clinics, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, educators, MED-EL recipients, and CI candidates. Prior to joining MED-EL in 2013, she was an SLP at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Jacksonville, FL (2007-2013) and Pediatric Speech-Language Services, Inc. in Greensboro, NC (2005-2007). She is the recipient of the Helen Beebe Scholarship and multiple ASHA ACE Awards for continuing education.
Taylor Sands: Financial: Taylor Sands is employed by MED-EL Corporation. Non-Financial: Taylor Sands 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 and will not include info on other products or services.
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