Cochlear implant candidacy continues to evolve as we learn more about patient needs, and as technology advances. This presentation will address considerations for pediatric implant recipients, utilizing several case study examples. Cases will include those who may not be considered traditional implant candidates as well as those with a variety of special needs. Presenters will discuss the hurdles and possible solutions with each case. This course is presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's.
Course created on March 10, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe current pediatric cochlear implant candidacy and the evaluation process.
- After this course learners will be able to provide case studies to highlight situations where current candidacy guidelines are not always met.
- After this course learners will be able to identify important aspects of an evaluation protocol and management of pediatric patients who receive cochlear implants.
|5-15 Minutes||Current pediatric candidacy|
|15-80 Minutes||Case studies|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Jill Huizenga, AuD
Dr. Huizenga is a pediatric audiologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She has worked with both adults and children with hearing aids, bone conduction devices, and cochlear implants, and has been involved in candidacy evaluations, initial stimulations and fittings, follow up, and troubleshooting. Her primary area of interest is cochlear implantation in the pediatric population. Jill received her clinical doctorate of audiology (AuD) from the University of Cincinnati in 2012 and completed her clinical fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Michael Scott, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Michael Scott currently serves as the Auditory Clinical Research and Implant Program Coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His clinical and research interests include auditory implants, (re)habilitation, and electrophysiology. He received a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Washington University in St. Louis, and an Au.D. from the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium. In addition to his clinical and research work at CCHMC, Dr. Scott is currently attending the University of Cincinnati as a PhD student.
Michael Scott: Financial: Michael Scott is employed by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, SpeechPathology.com's cooperative partner for this event. He has conducted auditory implant research. Non-financial: Michael Scott has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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