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Advanced Tools for Early Newborn Diagnosis (.2 CEUs)

Recorded On: 05/02/2012

Advanced Tools for Early Newborn Diagnosis

Duration: 120 Minutes

Presenter: Lisa L. Hunter, PhD

CEUs: .2

Who Should Attend: Any Audiologist who works with children

Level: Intermediate
Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the Web seminar will be able to:
1. Describe the effects of middle ear development on newborn screening tests.
2. Define the impact middle ear dysfunction has on delayed diagnosis in newborns
3. Describe techniques to quickly and accurately assess type of hearing loss using 1000 Hz tymps, wideband immittance, OAE, and air/bone conduction ABR
4. Utilize normative data to interpret challenging cases


Transient outer or middle-ear conditions may result in a "referred" newborn screening test, which can make it difficult to diagnose permanent hearing loss in a timely manner. Recent studies show that approximately 80% of hearing screening referrals are associated with middle-ear dysfunction as detected by wideband immittance tests. This eAudiology Web seminar will provide ways to identify children with screening failures due to middle ear problems, and how to effectively diagnose type of hearing loss to enable early identification, medical management, and ensure access to appropriate speech, language and audiologic intervention.

Lisa Hunter, PhD, is Director of the Audiology Division at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Affiliated Associate Professor of Otolaryngology. Her interests are in auditory processing disorder and early intervention. She is the principle investigator of a National Institutes of Health project on Newborn Hearing Screening and Diagnosis, and has completed several research grants in Otitis Media and Hearing Loss in Children. She has authored over 60 publications on otitis media, pediatric audiology and diagnostic audiology, and has given over 120 national and international presentations. She is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education and a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology. For Web seminars to be broadcast live, a minimum of seven registrations are required. If this minimum is not met and you have registered for the live Web seminar, you will be notified 48 hours prior to the start of the live Web seminar. The log-in you received in the confirmation email can then be used to access the on-demand Web seminar. This on-demand Web seminar can be completed at your leisure.


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