This session covers how to support children with severe to profound hearing loss described in the context of specific patient needs. Additionally, clinical decision-making to determine the best solution to address the developmental and educational requirements for hearing well in noisy situations will be reviewed.
- After this course, participants will be able to list needs that are specific to pediatric patients with severe to profound hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify different solutions to support children and teens with types of severe to profound hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe specific solutions for pediatric patients who struggle when listening in distance and noise.
|0-15 Minutes||What are the needs of pediatric patients with severe to profound hearing loss|
|15-45 Minutes||What clinical decisions may be made to support the different types of severe to profound hearing loss|
|45-55 Minutes||How can clinicians support pediatric patients when they’re listening in noise or at a distance?|
|55-60 Minutes||Questions and closing|
Evan L. Claytor
Audiologist and Customer Trainer
Evan L. Claytor is currently an Audiologist and customer trainer in the northeast United States for Phonak LLC. Dr. Claytor received his Bachelors of Science (1993) and Masters degree (1999) in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Howard University in Washington, DC. Evan later went on to earn his Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2005. In his 12 year career as an Audiologist he has worked for the Mendelson Group of Potomac Maryland, The Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, and most recently Associates in Hearing Healthcare in Barrington, NJ. Evan also served three years as the outside territory sales representative for another manufacturer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and West Virginia. Primary career emphasis has been hearing aids and vestibular evaluation. Dr. Claytor has been a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association since 2000. Dr. Claytor resides in Williamstown, NJ with his wife Saudia, a Speech Pathologist, and two daughters Kendall and Ryann.
Pediatric Territory Manager
Patty recently joined the Phonak Team as Pediatric Territory Manager for CO, UT, AZ, NV, Southern CA, HI and GU. Patty attended Idaho State University for her Master of Science degree in Audiology and then Arizona School of Health Sciences for her Doctorate in Audiology. Over her career she has worked in a variety of pediatric and adult settings. She has a passion for helping children improve their listening and learning skills to meet their full potential. Patty comes to Phonak with years of both clinical and industry experience. The past few years she has been working on a national platform supporting hospital newborn hearing screening programs. Her primary focus is pediatric amplification and Roger™ fittings in both clinical and school settings.
Financial: Patty Shappell is a Phonak employee. Non-financial: Patty Shappell has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Phonak in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Phonak products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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