Noise-induced tinnitus in teenagers often has much greater consequences than a 4 kHz notch on the audiogram, but little has been discussed in the literature how to modify approaches for tinnitus management to the teenage population. This presentation will review the specific tinnitus management needs of the adolescent and arm the clinician with tools to care for this particular population. This webinar will be open captioned.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 28090, "Summer Webinar Series - Tinnitus." Course 28090 contains recordings of all four events from our 2016 series on Tinnitus. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 28090.
Course created on July 6, 2016
- After this course learners will be able to describe the difference between the teenage brain and adult brain as relates to executive function.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to establish a hearing loss prevention program which mitigates risk for noise-induced tinnitus, or exacerbation of an existing noise-induced tinnitus.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how to modify existing audiological management approaches to better suit the needs of a teenager.
|5-15 Minutes||Review science of NIHL and noise-induced tinnitus|
|15-25 Minutes||Case studies|
|25-35 Minutes||What makes the teenage brain different from the adult brain|
|35-45 Minutes||Tinnitus management strategies|
|45-55 Minutes||Specific differences in strategies for teenagers vs. adults|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Brian J. Fligor, ScD
Brian J. Fligor, Sc.D., is a board certified audiologist and holds a pediatric audiology specialty certification (PASC). He is chief audiology officer at Lantos Technologies, Inc., a private medical device company developing novel technology to help those with hearing loss. Fligor is also founder and principal audiologist of Boston Audiology Consultants, Inc., an audiology clinical and consulting practice in metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts. He has held numerous faculty appointments at audiology programs and medical schools, including Assistant Professor in the department of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School and faculty member of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) program while he served as director of diagnostic audiology at Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston, MA) from 2005 – 2013. In these roles, he developed and taught courses in pediatric audiology, with an emphasis on the diagnosis and management of hearing loss in newborns. He is currently adjunct faculty in the audiology training programs at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and Salus University (Elkins Park, PA). Fligor has authored 22 papers in peer-reviewed medical/scientific journals, 8 book chapters in general audience books and medical/scientific textbooks, given over 100 invited presentations at national and international medical and audiology conferences, and is a regular contributor to national news outlets on topics of hearing loss in children and noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.
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