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AudiologyNOW! 2014: Cumulative Auditory Experience and Outcomes in Children who are Hard of Hearing (.3 CEUs; ABA Certificants: Tier 1)

Recorded On: 03/26/2014

Recorded March 26, 2014 at AudiologyNOW! 2014

Duration:
3 hours

Presenter: Meredith Spratford, AuD


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CEUs: .3 CEUs

Who Should Attend: Pediatric audiologists, Clinical audiologists who work with pediatric population, Research audiologists and hearing researchers interested in the development of speech and language outcomes for children who are hard of hearing in terms of audiological factors.

Instructional Level: Introductory/Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
1. Implement current pediatric verification practices to ensure HH children receive optimal audibility
2. Integrate research results regarding hearing aid use consistency into clinical counseling practice
3. Describe protective audiological factors for children who are HH and communicate the importance of these on the development of spoken language to parents

Description:
The Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss research team at Boys Town National Research Hospital is in a unique position to contribute to the evidence base regarding the impact of cumulative auditory experience on hard-of-hearing children's functional outcomes in an era of early identification and intervention. This eAudiology Web seminar will review the Boys Town model of cumulative auditory experience consists of audibility and hearing aid use (duration, consistency) over time and quality and quantity of input. These factors, which rely on audiologic intervention, influence functional outcomes and explain variance beyond degree of hearing loss.

Merry Spratford, AuD, is a research audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital. She manages the Audibility, Perception, and Cognition laboratory with Dr. Ryan McCreery. Merry is also currently involved in two multi-site, longitudinal studies designed to examine developmental outcomes of children who are hard of hearing with Drs. Mary Pat Moeller and Bruce Tomblin.


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