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Unilateral Hearing Loss: Advocating for Children through Early Intervention Services and in the Classroom

Course: #31441Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 260 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

This course will discuss the challenges of unilateral conductive hearing loss, why one good ear is not good enough, and why choosing a bone conduction hearing device such as the Oticon Medical Ponto can help improve hearing loss. Information will be provided on how advocacy in the classroom along with help from early intervention services can help children benefit during the critical years of development and beyond.

Course created on June 30, 2018

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the challenges that a unilateral conductive hearing loss can cause in children.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain the value of classroom advocacy and early intervention services for both families and their children during the critical years of development and beyond.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain the benefits of treating unilateral hearing losses using a bone conduction device.


0-5 Minutes Introduction and Review of Microtia and Atresia
5-10 Minutes A Parent's perspective
10-20 Minutes What is a bone conduction system and who is a candidate?
20-30 Minutes What is BrainHearing?
30-40 Minutes Methods of sound transmission
40-50 Minutes Sound Matters
50-60 Minutes Summary and Discussion


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Presenter Disclosure: Mary Humitz: Financial: Mary Humitz is employed by Oticon Medical, LLC . Non-financial: Mary Humitz has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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. 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 and is the founder of Ear Community.

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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Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

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British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

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Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.

New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 1.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

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