This course describes how cortical auditory evoked potentials (CAEPs) are being used in clinical practice to assist with the fitting of hearing aids in young infants. Content will include research behind the choice of test protocols, benefits and limitations, and clinical case examples, including results seen for infants with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, (ANSD).
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 29288, "Current topics in CAEPs." Course 29288 contains recordings of all three events from our series on Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials (CAEPs). ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 29288.
Course created on March 22, 2017
- After this course learners will be able to describe both the benefits, limitations and complementary nature of CAEP testing when used to help manage infants with hearing loss.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the relationship between stimulus audibility and the likely presence of a cortical auditory evoked potential in infants with hearing loss.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the clinical protocols implemented in Australian Hearing for the use of cortical auditory evoked potential testing for hearing aid fitting and evaluation in young children.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction: Clinical need for objective tools to manage infants with hearing loss, and how CAEPs together with functional auditory evaluations can help meet this need.|
|10-25 Minutes||Research: Research findings on the use of CAEPs & functional auditory evaluations in infants with normal hearing, sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), and auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD)|
|25-35 Minutes||Clinical applications: Clinical use & protocols in place for the use of CAEPs & functional auditory evaluations at Australian Hearing|
|35-50 Minutes||Case studies: Clinical case studies integrating CAEP & functional auditory evaluation results in infants with SNHL, ANSD, and referral for cochlear implantation|
|50-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q and A|
BA, PG Dip Aud, MAudSA (CCP)
Simone Punch is a Clinical Coach and Paediatric Audiologist at Australian Hearing. Simone has worked as an Audiologist for over 17 years both in Australia and in the UK, mostly in the field of paediatric rehabilitation.
Since 2008 Simone has worked in clinical leadership, training clinicians and monitoring and managing paediatric clinical service quality for Australian Hearing. She has a particular interest in the areas of paediatric and neonatal diagnostic audiology, and hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation for infants and children. Simone has presented at international conferences and co-authored a number of publications in peer-review journals on the clinical use of cortical auditory evoked potentials on infants and children in the clinical setting.
BSc, MAud, PhD
National Acoustics Laboratories
Kirsty is a diagnostic and research audiologist at both the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) and Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC), and a clinical consultant in newborn hearing screening for Scanmedics. Kirsty completed her Bachelor of Science and post-graduate diploma in Audiology at the University of Melbourne; her Masters in audiology at Macquarie University; and Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Kirsty has been working as an audiologist for over 20 years. Her main area of interest is auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) and electrophysiological testing in this patient group via electrocochleography (ECochG), auditory brainstem response (ABR), cochlear implant evoked electrical auditory brainstem response (ImpEABR), and cortical auditory evoked potentials (CAEPs).
Kirsty Gardner-Berry: Financial: Kirsty Gardner-Berry is employed by National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) and Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC), and is a clinical consultant in newborn hearing screening for Scanmedics. She has received HEARing CRC grant funding for research. Non-financial: Kirsty Gardner-Berry has authored an article on this topic for Seminars in Hearing.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with Seminars in Hearing, a publication of Thieme Medical Publishers.
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