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AAA 2019: Hearing Aid Police or Family Support? Pediatric Amplification Counseling (0.1 CEUs)

AAA 2019: Hearing Aid Police or Family Support? Pediatric Amplification Counseling

Recorded at AAA 2019, Friday, March 29, 2019

Presenter: Jessica R. Stich-Hennen, AuD, PASC

CEUs: 0.1

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Description: Diagnosing a child with hearing loss is the beginning of a long journey for the family.  The making the choice and accepting hearing technology can be a daunting task for families.  Pediatric audiologists are challenged to provide enough information while still addressing families emotional needs.  Families are complex systems with many connections and challenges. During this presentation will identify and discuss potential avenues for counseling to occur, discuss potential barriers and identify strategies to increase family support.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss counseling (styles or practices) used by pediatric audiologists in hearing aid fittings and follow-up care using a family centered approach.
  2. Discuss potential family barriers in consistent hearing aid use and regular hearing aid care and maintenance for families with medically complex situations.
  3. Discuss possible strategies to improve relationship between audiologist and family, while at the same time improve outcomes for the child.
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Dr. Jessica Stich-Hennen, AuD, PASC, earned clinical doctorate in audiology from Idaho State University and bachelor of science in business administration from North Dakota State University. In 2011, Dr. Stich-Hennen earned Specialty Certification in Pediatric Audiology from American Board of Audiology. Her areas of clinical and research focus include: pediatric diagnostics, pediatric amplification, osseointegrated implants, central auditory processing disorder evaluations, newborn hearing screening programs and risk monitoring for delayed-onset hearing loss in pediatrics. 
Dr. Stich-Hennen is the 2019 President for Idaho Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Stich-Hennen has given numerous professional presentations (locally and nationally) and published a chapter in the 2013-2015 EHDI E-book on risk indicator monitoring for delayed-onset hearing loss. In 2017, she co-authored an article on EHDI risk indicator monitoring system in the Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (JEHDI). 

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