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Auditory Brainstem Implants in Children (.15 CEUs)

Recorded On: 05/27/2015

Auditory Brainstem Implants in Children

Recorded May 27, 2015

Duration: 90 minutes

Presenter: William H Shapiro, AuD

CEUs: .15

Who Should Attend: Professionals interested in implantable prostheses

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will beable to:

1. Select an appropriate candidate for an Auditory Brainstem Implants (ABI)

2. List the pre-op and post-op programming process

3. Identify the outcomes that can be expected with an ABI

Description: Children with total hearing loss due to severe cochlear anomalies or absence of the cochlear nerve most often do not benefit from conventional amplification or cochlear implants leaving them without access to sound. This eAudiology Web seminar will discuss the use of Auditory Brainstem Implants in children.

William H. Shapiro, AuD received his Master of Arts degree in Audiology from Queens College of the CUNY in 1978 and received his Doctorate of Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University in 2007. He has worked at NYU Langone Medical Center since 1984 where he has been involved with all aspects of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology, including the dispensing of assistive hearing technology (hearing aids, FM systems). He currently is Director of FGP Audiology and Supervising Audiologist at the New York University Cochlear Implant Center, a nationally recognized center of excellence in the field of cochlear implants. He has been involved in the clinical and research aspects of multichannel cochlear implants for 30 years with a particular expertise in cochlear implant programming and troubleshooting. In 2008, he was the recipient of the 'Outstanding Clinician Award' from the New York State Speech, Language and Hearing Association and is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. In 2014 he received an endowed Professorship and was named the Lester S. Miller & Kathleen V. Miller Clinical Assistant Professor of Hearing Health. He has published book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles and given numerous invited presentations at national and international conferences on the subject of cochlear implantation and is a reviewer for numerous journals.

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