The transition from childhood to adulthood is primarily one of increased independence which is highly dependent on successful communication in day-to-day situations. Therefore, the audiologist is a critical partner to children and families in the transition of hearing health care from pediatric to adult settings. This transition may take place between clinics that specialize in different age groups or within a clinic that sees patients across the lifespan. Evidence related to auditory milestones needed for independence, and technology that can assist with these goals, will be provided. This talk will provide methods of transition and increasing independence that we have found useful as well as elements of hearing health care that may be different for the child and emerging adult.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 31846, "Signia Expert Series. What's Trending in the World of Amplification?" Course 31846 contains recordings of all four events from our 2018 series on Amplification Trends. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 31846.
Course created on June 13, 2018
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- Participants will be able to describe a transition plan that encourages young adults to take control of their hearing health care.
- Participants will be able to list auditory milestones critical for independence.
- Participants will be able to describe technology that can assist with accomplishing these milestones.
|5-25 Minutes||Childhood and young adult transitions in hearing health care|
|25-40 Minutes||Auditory milestones from childhood to young adult|
|40-55 Minutes||Technology and Auditory milestones|
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Catherine Palmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and at UPMC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Palmer conducts research in the areas of adult auditory learning post hearing aid fitting and the relationship between hearing and cognitive health. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters in these topic areas as well as provided over 100 national and international presentations. Dr. Palmer teaches the graduate level amplification courses at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Hearing. Dr. Palmer opened the Musicians’ Hearing Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2003 and has focused a great deal of energy on community hearing health since that time. This work has included a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Symphony that promotes hearing protection for young and professional musicians.
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