This 4-part webinar series is focused on wireless connectivity between the listener and the talker designed to improve communication. Guest editor, Dr. Linda Thibodeau along with a team of leading experts will present on select articles from a recent issue of the journal Seminars in Hearing (Issue 04 · Volume 41 · November 2020).
Course created on February 10, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the types of wireless transmission for hearing aids. (Part 1)
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 categories of smartphone apps that may be applicable for users with auditory complaints. (Part 2)
- After this course, participants will be able to explain one modification in the use of remote microphone systems for online learning. (Part 3)
- After this course, participants will be able to summarize the evidence assessing different connected hearing devices. (Part 4)
|0-60 Minutes||The ABC’s of Wireless Connectivity to Hearing Aids, presented in partnership with Seminars in Hearing|
|60-120 Minutes||Leveraging Smartphone Applications to Improve Communication, presented in partnership with Seminars in Hearing|
|120-180 Minutes||Learning for Children with Auditory Access Needs: Insights Gained During COVID, presented in partnership with Seminars in Hearing|
|180-240 Minutes||Improving Accessibility to Hearing Healthcare: Only Smartphones Have the Answer, presented in partnership with Seminars in Hearing|
Linda K. Thibodeau
Dr. Linda Thibodeau is a Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas in the Audiology Doctoral program since 1996. She teaches courses in Pediatric Aural Habilitation and conducts research with wireless assistive technology. She serves as a consultant to several school districts and hearing aid manufacturers and co-chairs the ANSI committee for Electroacoustic Evaluation of Hearing Assistive Devices/Systems.
Lori Zitelli joined UPMC as an audiologist in 2012. She became Managing Audiologist in 2021. She received her clinical doctorate in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a part-time lab instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and teaches a Clinical Procedures Lab for first year AuD students. Her special interests include amplification, tinnitus/decreased sound tolerance evaluation and treatment, clinical education, clinical research, and interventional audiology. She is an active fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Grant Rauterkus is a medical student at Tulane University. In his capacity as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, he has set up a program to address untreated age-related hearing loss by connecting older adults with freely available non-hearing aid communication solutions. Grant is particularly interested in the growing number of hearing healthcare pathways, and the barrier hearing loss plays in accessing care.
Cheryl DeConde Johnson
Cheryl provides consulting services for educational audiology and deaf education through her practice, The ADEvantage. She currently holds adjunct faculty appointments at Salus University and the University of Arizona. Cheryl is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors for Hands & Voices.
Dr David Maidment is a Lecturer in Psychology within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. His current research interests focus on digital interventions to improve physical activity and reduce noncommunicable disease risk in older adults with hearing loss. David graduated in 2008 with a BSc in Applied Psychology from Cardiff University. He then went on to complete an MSc (2009) and PhD (2013) also at Cardiff, exploring how different modes of speech interact in verbal short-term memory. David subsequently worked as a Research Associate (2012-15) at the Nottingham-based Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research, and a Research Fellow (2015-18) at the National Institute for Health Research Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. In this latter post, David undertook research in the development and evaluation of novel digital interventions for hearing loss.
Financial: Lori Zitelli is employed by University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. She received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Lori Zitelli is a trustee, AAA Foundation; member/volunteer of AAA and ASHA.
Financial: Grant Rautkers received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Grant Rautkers has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Cheryl DeConde Johnson is employed by Salus University and the University of Arizona. She received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Cheryl DeConde Johnson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: David Maidment is employed by Loughborough University, UK. He received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: David Maidment has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by Seminars in Hearing, a publication of Thieme Medical Publishers, in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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