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Utilizing a Magnetic Bone Conduction Hearing Implant in Children (.1 CEUs)

Recorded On: 10/28/2015

Utilizing a Magnetic Bone Conduction Hearing Implant in Children

Recorded Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Duration: one hour

Presenter: Lisa Christensen, AuD

CEUs: .1

Who Should Attend: Audiologists currently working with bone anchored devices or those wanting to begin working with bone anchored devices.

Instructional Level: Intermediate
Program Focus:
Knowledge

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

  1. Describe the pediatric indications for bone anchored device usage regarding the Baha Attract.
  2. List pediatric cases where the Baha Attract yielded good clinical results.
  3. Develop a protocol for verification and validation for Baha Attract as well as all bone anchored devices.

Description: Working with children can be challenging especially when attempting to maintain a percutaneous bone conduction device. Infection rates, skin, and hair issues can all prevent child and their families from complying with audiological recommendations.For these children with conductive or mixed losses, a magnetic bone conduction hearing implant may be a good option as it reduces the risk of trauma and eliminates the need for daily cleaning associated with a traditional percutaneous or skin-penetrating device.

This eAudiology Web seminar will discuss the differences between percutaneous and transcutaneous devices.Surgical outcomes and procedures specific to the Attract plus audiological outcomes for children will be presented. Candidacy, validation, and verification specific to the Baha Attract will also be discussed in detail so that audiologists may begin developing their own clinical procedures for working with children utilizing the Baha Attract.

Lisa Christensen, AuD is the Audiology Program Manager at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Christensen has devoted a large amount of her professional career to bone anchored hearing devices in children. Her research in this area has led to several peer reviewed publications and lectures around the world on this topic. Her other interests include pediatric diagnostics and amplification, and acquired hearing loss in children and adults.

Dr. Christensen was a participant in the Inaugural Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference (JFLAC) in 2008 which is sponsored by the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Christensen now serves as Chair of JFLAC where she helps other midcareer audiologists become advocates and leaders for the profession of audiology. Throughout her career, Dr.Christensen has served on numerous committees for AAA and has been involved in several state academies. In 2014, she was awarded the AAA State Leaders Active Advocate of the Year. Dr. Christensen currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Audiology.

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