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Telehealth & Technology Applications in Audiology Care, Highlights from the 24th Annual Appalachian Spring Conference

Course: #29809Level: Intermediate8 Hours 162 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

This 8-hour modular course consists of recorded presentations from the 24th annual Appalachian Spring Conference on the topic of telehealth and teleaudiology relevant to a variety of clinical settings and populations. Presentations cover current applications of technology and teleaudiology for hearing loss assessment and management, amplification fittings, tinnitus care, and more. This course is presented in partnership with the Auditory Vestibular Research Enhancement Award Program (AVREAP) and the Research & Education Corporation at the Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Course created on August 14, 2017

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.8 Intermediate; ACAud/8.0; AHIP/8.0; ASHA/0.8 Intermediate, Professional; BAA/8.0; CAA/8.0; Calif SLPAB/8.0; IACET/0.8; IHS/8.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/8.0; NZAS/3.0; SAC/8.0; Tier 1 (ABA Certificants)/8.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify selected technologies and mobile solutions used in teleaudiology, and describe basic processes/considerations for their effective clinical implementation.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe how teleaudiology can be employed for detection and diagnosis of hearing loss.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe how a typical teleaudiology session is conducted to fit hearing aids, and to compare and contrast service delivery models.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify available remote care options for patients who have hearing aids and/or cochlear implants, and describe their application to patient care.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe implementation protocol options of a Patient-Centered Digital Tele-Health Tool for a variety of settings.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe the factors that underlie the need for remote clinical services for speech-perception testing and aural rehabilitation with cochlear implant recipients, and explain how speech-perception scores obtained remotely compare to those obtained in person.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify audiologic and cognitive behavioral therapy coping skills taught at the Level 3 PTM workshops, and identify resources in the VA to commence a PTM program via Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT).

Agenda

0-60 Minutes VA Teleaudiology and Connect Care
60-120 Minutes Detection and Diagnosis via TeleAudiology
120-180 Minutes Fitting Hearing Aids Via Telehealth
180-300 Minutes Remote Applications for Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Users
300-360 Minutes Validation of a Patient-Centered Digital TeleHealth Tool
360-420 Minutes Telepractice for Cochlear Implants
420-480 Minutes Tele-Tinnitus Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM) via Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT)

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Presenter Disclosure: Dr. Chad Gladden: Financial: Dr. Gladden is an employee of the VAMC. Travel to the in-person event was covered by AVREAP. Non-FInancial: Dr. Gladden has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

De Wet Swanepoel: Financial: De Wet Swanepoel’s financial disclosures include Phonak (honoraria), Sivantos (speaking fee), University of Pretoria (patent), hearScrean (consulting fee), hearXGroup (ownershipt), Ida Institute (honoraria). Non-FInancial: Prof Swanepoel serves as president of the International Society of Audiology and as an associate editor for the International Journal of Audiology.

Gail Takahashi: Financial: Dr. Takahashi is an employee of the VAMC. Travel to the in-person event was covered by AVREAP. Non-FInancial: Dr. Takahashi has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Carol Meyers: Financial: Carol Meyers is an employee of Sivantos/Signia. Non-Financial: Carol Meyers has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Bobbi Scheinin: Financial: Bobbi Scheinin is an employee of Cochlear Americas. Non-Financial: Bobbie Scheinin has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

David Horowitz: Financial: David Horowitz is an employee of Oticon. Non-Financial: David Horowitz has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Carol Hession: Financial: Carol Hession is an employee of Starkey Hearing Technologies. Non-Financial: Carol Hession is a supporter of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and serves as Chair of the Indiana Audiology Licensure Board.

Lindsey Early: Financial: Lindsey Early is employed by Advanced Bionics. Non-financial: Lindsey Early has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Julie Dunphy: Financial: Julie Dunphy is an employee of Widex (USA). Non-Financial: Julie Dunphy has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Emily Bruno: Financial: Emily Bruno is employed by Widex (USA). Non-financial: Emily Bruno has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Sheryl Flynn: Financial: Dr. Flynn is the co-founder and CEO of Blue Marble Health and has received government grants/contracts to develop the products planned to be described in this course. She has been involved in academic research focused on the use of technology in health care. Non-Financial: Dr. Flynn is a reviewer for NIH and several scientific journals.

Michelle Hughes: Financial: Dr. Hughes is an employee of Boys Town National Research Hospital. She has grants from NIH and NIDCD, and royalties from Plura Publishing. Non-Financial: Editorial board for Ear and Hearing

Catherine Edmonds: Financial: Catherine Edmonds is an employee of the VAMC. Travel to the in-person event was covered by AVREAP. Non-Financial: Catherin Edmonds serves on the VA TeleAudiology Workgroup, Clinical Specialist Supplement Project, 2016-17 and serves on the AAA ABA Workgroup for Development of the Certificate Holder – Tinnitus Management Training Program (in progress).


Sponsor Disclosure: Presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with the Mountain Home Research & Education Corporation and the Mountain Home Auditory Vestibular Research Enhancement Award Program (AVREAP).

Content Disclosure: Portions of this course discuss Marble Health and progressive tinnitus management. The panel discussion, "Remote Applications for Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Users", includes representatives of several different hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturers, and may focus on products and services available through those companies.

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