This course provides clinicians – especially Otolaryngologists and Audiologists – an update on when to refer adult patients for cochlear implant (CI) evaluation. Traditional adult CI candidates are those who have moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears and have had limited success from hearing aids. Here we provide information to referring clinicians on when it is appropriate to refer their patients for CI evaluation, including a review of new “60/60” criteria, use of CI technology for patients with single-sided deafness (SSD), and updates on electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS).
Course created on June 10, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to define the implementation of the new “60/60” guideline for CI referral.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify when to refer a patient for CI evaluation for single-sided deafness (SSD).
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how electric-acoustic stimulation functions.
|0-15 Minutes||Overview of CI Technology|
|15-25 Minutes||When to refer patients with bi-lateral hearing loss for CI evaluation and the new 60/60 guideline|
|25-35 Minutes||CI application for single-sided deafness|
|35-45 Minutes||Updates on electric-acoustic stimulation for individuals with low-frequency residual hearing|
|45-60 Minutes||Overview of current research studies at OSU|
Aaron Moberly, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed residency training in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck surgery at Indiana University in Indianapolis, followed by a two-year fellowship in Neurotology in the Department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Moberly’s clinical focus is diseases of the ear and cranial base. He has a special clinical and research interest in cochlear implants and rehabilitation of hearing after cochlear implantation
Kara Schneider, AuD, earned a BA in speech and hearing science from The Ohio State University in 2012 and her Doctor of Audiology from the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium in 2016. Her clinical interests include diagnostics, cochlear implantation, hearing aid fitting and assistive devices. She's a research audiologist at the Ohio State Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development. She's a member of the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Ohio Academy of Audiology.
Financial: Kara Schneider is an employee of the Ohio State Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development. Non-financial: Kara Schneider has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
In lieu of an honorarium, a donation has been made to the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation on behalf of the presenters.
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