This course will review the multiple roles audiologists and hearing aid dispensers play in the continuity of care for hearing aid users—from screening and referring potential cochlear implant candidates to performing comprehensive cochlear implant evaluations prior to referring candidates to cochlear implant surgical teams. Adults with hearing loss live with a chronic condition that requires hearing services for life. Professionals working with them must be able to provide services and guidance to these patients throughout their lifespan. Depending on their licensure and scope of practice, hearing aid dispensers and audiologists can screen, assess, and counsel their own patients regarding cochlear implants as a treatment option.
This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with ACIA.
Course created on March 8, 2023
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe what continuum of care involves when providing hearing services to adults at risk or living with hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe screening tools available to identify potential cochlear implant candidates.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the key aspects of the audiological cochlear implant evaluation and describe the specific audiological assessment tools which are part of the cochlear implant test battery.
|5-10 Minutes||Continuum of care in hearing health|
|10-15 Minutes||Hearing care professionals and their scope of practice|
|15-20 Minutes||Hearing loss as a chronic condition|
|20-30 Minutes||Discussing treatment options|
|30-35 Minutes||Monitoring hearing aid benefit over time|
|35-45 Minutes||Hearing aid users and potential cochlear implant candidates: screening tools & referral pathways|
|45-50 Minutes||Hearing aid users and potential cochlear implant candidates: audiological cochlear implant evaluation in the private practice setting and referral pathways|
|50-55 Minutes||Who, what, when: Providing services and guidance to adults living with hearing loss over the years|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary & Q/A|
Alejandra Ullauri, AuD, MPH is a bilingual audiologist practicing in Chicago, IL. She is the director of Chicago Hearing Care. Dr. Ullauri has 20 years of experience providing cochlear implant services in hospital and private practice settings. Dr. Ullauri holds the following certifications from the American Board of Audiology: Cochlear Implant Specialty Certification and Certificate Holder – Audiology Preceptor.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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New Zealand Audiological Society
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