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AudiologyNOW! 2014: Cochlear Implant Evaluation, Performance, and Outcomes with Unique Populations (.1 CEUs)

Recorded On: 03/26/2014

Recorded March 26, 2014 at AudiologyNOW! 2014

Duration:
1 hour

Presenter: Teresa Zwolan, PhD; and Heidi K. Slager, AuD

CEUs: .1 CEUs

Who Should Attend: Audiologists

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
1. Describe useful techniques used to evaluate and program nontraditional and complex cochlear implant candidates
2. Describe realistic expectations for performance following cochlear implantation for individuals with narrow internal auditory canals, auditory neuropathy, and multiple impairments
3. List outcomes following cochlear implantation for individuals with narrow internal auditory canals, auditory neuropathy, and multiple impairments

Description:
Pre- and post-operative cochlear implant evaluation methods and outcomes, with focus placed on individuals with narrow internal auditory canals, auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, and multiple impairments, will be discussed. Patient management, including the roles of various team members pre- and post-operatively, will be shared. Performance outcomes will be presented for the aforementioned populations. Current cochlear implant systems and future trends in the field will be described and reviewed as they relate to these populations.

Teresa Zwolan, PhD is Professor and Director of the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program. Approximately 2500 patients have received a cochlear implant at the University of Michigan. Dr. Zwolan received her PhD from Northwestern University and has been working with adult and pediatric cochlear implant recipients for more than 25 years.





Heidi Slager, AuD, is a cochlear implant audiologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Heidi received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Memphis in 2010. She provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services to patients of all ages, and coordinates multiple clinical trials related to cochlear implants. Heidi also enjoys working as a member of UM's Sound Support Outreach Grant, which allows her to travel throughout Michigan to provide information to professionals and educational teams about the effects of hearing loss, cochlear implantation, and accommodations available to support the children with hearing loss in the academic setting.


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