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Research to Reality Series: The Mayo Experience – Cochlear Implants (.15 CEUs)

Recorded On: 12/16/2013

Duration: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Amy Olund, AuD; Ann Peterson, MA, and Douglas Sladen, PhD

CEUs: .15 CEUs

Who Should Attend: Audiologists who are involved in the care of cochlear implant patients.

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
1. Discuss the various theories explaining age related declines in speech understanding
2. Explain how adults with cochlear implants help us understand auditory aging in the general population
3. Identify the measures used to assess speech understanding and which ones assess bottom up or top down processing
4. Counsel adults with cochlear implants about the benefits of clear speech

Auditory Aging and Cochlear Implants - this eAudiology Web seminar will review current theoretical explanations for age related declines in speech understanding, highlighting cognitive neuroscience theories that incorporate possible relationships between lower level sensory and higher order processing. Auditory aging will be explored within adults that use cochlear implants (CI). Case examples will highlight the similarities and differences of patterns of auditory aging between adults with CI compared to adults with near normal hearing.

Recorded: 12/16/13

Amy P. Olund, AuD is an audiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  She earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin Madison (2006) and an Au.D. (2010) from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.  Amy specializes in adult cochlear implant care. In addition to clinical work she contributes to several research projects and FDA clinical trials examining the use of cochlear implants.

Ann Peterson, MA '68 (Western Michigan University), BA '66 (Albion College).  Ann has been at Mayo since 1982.  Her clinical and research interests include cochlear implants, aural rehabilitation and geriatrics.

Doug Sladen, PhD '07 (Vanderbilt University) MA '94, BA '92 (Western Washington University). Doug started at Mayo in May of 2011. He is Director of the Cochlear Implant Program and Pediatric Audiology. His research is centered on auditory development among children with cochlear implants. However he recently began a series of studies to aging affects among adults with cochlear implants.   


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