The course will describe the struggles in a child’s life due to unilateral hearing loss and how a parent can help overcome. The course will also explain how the technology of the Ponto System can benefit a child with hearing loss.
Course created on September 27, 2016
- The participant will be able to describe the impact of unilateral hearing loss on the pediatric patient.
- The participant will be able to describe the delays that are often associated with SSD/unilateral hearing loss.
- The participant will be able to describe the different treatment options for the pediatric patient with unilateral hearing loss.
- The participant will be able to explain how the technology of the Ponto system can help a child with unilateral hearing loss.
|5-15 Minutes||Unilateral Hearing Loss|
|15-25 Minutes||Newborn Hearing Screenings|
|25-35 Minutes||Psychological Effects of Having Unilateral Hearing Loss|
|35-45 Minutes||How Ponto has Helped|
|45-55 Minutes||Technical Aspects of Ponto System|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
Mary Humitz, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Midwest Clinical Specialist
Dr. Humitz is the Midwest Clinical Specialist. During her many years with Oticon, Inc she was responsible for new and continuing educational programs, delivering presentations at local, regional, online and national training/seminars and conventions; technical product training, sales support, and audiology field support for pediatrics. Prior to joining Oticon Mary she served in a number of different capacitates, including: private practice; educational and clinical audiology; trainer for another hearing aid manufacturer; and management at a suburban Detroit Hospital. Mary holds a clinical doctorate degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University.
Founder and Executive Director of the Ear Community
Melissa Tumblin is mom to Alyssa "Ally" Tumblin, a child born with right sided Microtia and Aural Atresia. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Ear Community, a nonprofit organization that promotes educational and public awareness about Microtia and Atresia and hearing loss, in an unbiased manner, while promoting advocacy and connecting individuals in the same situation. She is also the founder of the Microtia and Atresia Support Group on Facebook. She is a past board member for the Hands & Voices Organization and a past council member for the Parent Advocacy Family Council for Children's Hospital Colorado (Bill Daniels Center for Children's Hearing). She has spoken at microtia and atresia surgical conferences and has presented at past EAA (Educational Audiology Association) conferences and for AudiologyOnline. Melissa has over 15 years experience in marketing medical device equipment.
Melissa Tumblin: Financial: Melissa Tumblin is the founder of Ear Community, a network of parents and professionals dedicated to educating parents and the public about the effects of and treatment for children with microtia and aural atresia. She is also the founder of the Microtia and Atresia Support Group on Facebook. Nonfinancial: Melissa Tumblin is the parent of a child born with right sided microtia who wears a device similar to those discussed in this course. She is a strong advocate for parents of children with microtia and aural atresia.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Oticon Medical in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Oticon Medical products and services and will not include info on other products or services.
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